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Hi,
I am trying to code in .net 2.0 when I'm used to .net 3.0
I have linked the LinqBridge.dll but I'm still having troubles with establishing a link between my database and tha aspx code
I have the error:  System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
 for line:
 conn = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["std"].ConnectionString);

Should I still have the namespace using System.Linq; or something else now that i have the LinqBridge.dll?

Many thanks

public class DBConnect
{
 
    public static SqlConnection conn = null;
 
    public static void OpenConnection()
    {
        DBConnect.CloseConnection();
        if (conn == null)
        {
            conn = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["std"].ConnectionString);
        }
 
        conn.Open();
    }
 
    public static void CloseConnection()
    {
        if (conn != null)
            conn.Close();
    }

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The LINQ syntax is not supported in .NET 2.0, it's not use to even attempt to try it.

Your connection might be null if the SqlConnection doesn't succeed. Test it for being null, the way you are already doing in some places in your code.
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In addition, the error may also come from the connectionStrings dictionalry you are referring to. If it isn't there, it will return the same exception you just mentioned. Note that the dictionary is case sensitive.
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Thanks,I was being stupid. In my haste I hadnt set up the connection to the DB in the webconfig!!! doh
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> Thanks, In my haste I hadnt set up the connection to the DB in the webconfig!!!

no problem, glad you found it now ;-)
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