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Accessing an Array of Tables in C#,throws Object reference not set to an instance of an object exception

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I'm working on a web based report(ASP.NET 1.1 & C#)  and  essentially have an array of tables
which i am filling dynamically with rows and Cells from the results of a DataTable

Below is the a small sample that illustrates this.

For Starters.I'm not really sure if i can actually create an array of Tables
but i needed something that offered that functionality,and couldn't think of
any other option fast enough

The problem i'm having is i get an "Object reference Not set to an Instance of an object"
exception whenever i get to
1) td10[i].Text  or 2) Tbl[i].Rows.Add(trow)

Am perplexed.Please Advice

Table[] Tbl= new Table[count];
TableRow[] trow = new TableRow[count];						TableCell[] td10=new TableCell[count];
for(int i =0; i< count; i++)
{
										td10[i].Text="Hey";
							td10[i].Width=150;
						  trow[i].Cells.Add(td10[i]);                         
 
Tbl[i].Rows.Add(trow[i]);
 
}
						}

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Question by:PremGss
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Jaime Olivares earned 250 total points
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when you declare an array of objects, like
      TableCell[] td10 = new TableCell[count]
the array object is created, but the elements into it are null. So you cannot access them before constructing a new element. Something like:

Table[] Tbl= new Table[count];
TableRow[] trow = new TableRow[count];
TableCell[] td10 = new TableCell[count];
for(int i =0; i< count; i++)
{
      td10[i] = new TableCell();   // this is required to avoid the exception
      td10[i].Text="Hey";
      td10[i].Width=150;

      trow[o] = new TableRow();   // required
      trow[i].Cells.Add(td10[i]);

      Tbl[i] = new Table();  // required
      Tbl[i].Rows.Add(trow[i]);
 }
      
besides this, your code looks strange, if count = 20, you create 20 tables, 20 rows and 20 cells.
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by:needo_jee
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you may have a dataset to hold all tables and then process tables one by one from dataset.. like this
//
DataSet ds=new DataSet("all tables");
ds.Tables.add("Table1);
ds.Tables.add("Table2);
ds.Tables.add("Table3);

int count=0;
int Rowcount=9;
for(;ds.tables.count > count; count++)
{
//here if you know how many rows to add in each table then you may use inner loop to do that
otherwise.
ds.tables[0].rows.add(xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx);

}


thanks
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