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What am I doing wrong in my VB.net code?

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I am trying to get where the referral url came from where a visitor would have came from.  So here is my code for my function:

 
Public Function Referralurl() As String

        Dim referringurl As String

        referringurl = Request.UrlReferrer.AbsolutePath

        If referringurl = Nothing Then
             referringurl = "Nothing"
        End If

        Return referringurl
    End Function

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Immediately after I start my program, I get the error code: "Object Instance not set to an instance of an object on the line where it states the following:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

What can I do to fix this problem?  Thank you!
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Question by:VBBRett
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Since I am from mobile, I cannot read the code-snipplets fully. Could you please post the code as comment instead of as an attachment ?

Also specify which line is crashing.
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Normally this error message triggers when an object is not instantiated.

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by:VBBRett
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Yes, here is the code:

Public Function Referralurl() As String

        Dim referringurl As String

        referringurl = Request.UrlReferrer.AbsolutePath

        If referringurl = Nothing Then
             referringurl = "Nothing"
        End If

        Return referringurl
    End Function
 
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Zhaolai earned 500 total points
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Try this:

    Public Function Referralurl() As String

        Dim referringurl As String = String.Empty
        If Request.UrlReferrer IsNot Nothing Then
            referringurl = Request.UrlReferrer.AbsolutePath
        End If

        Return referringurl
    End Function

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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Is this line is crashing ?
referringurl = Request.UrlReferrer.AbsolutePath

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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Zhaolai has posted what is in my mind first.

...= String.Empty

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