Option Strict On disallows late binding with IIf

Why do I get a option strict on disallows late binding with the following code below?

 <%#IIf(IsDBNull(Container.DataItem("APSEVENT")), "", "<img src=" & Container.DataItem("APSEVENT") & " alt="""" />")%>

APSEVENT is a varchar(50)


Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Bob LearnedCommented:
Do you need to use Option Strict, because there is an awful lot of hoops that you need to jump through, that are not very useful in my humble opinion?


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
flukesterAuthor Commented:
No, I don't really have to. I found some comments online and tried some of the conversions, but couldn't get anything to work. I'm going to add a web.config at the app level and set option strict to false.
Bob LearnedCommented:
I can't remember the last time that I used Option Strict On.  I feel like it is a crutch that covers up for good code design.

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.