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I have this code and there are several errors including the arraylist....


the code basically pulls items from a database and binds to a dropdown list
if (flag == "Array")
        {

            try
            {
                DropDownList MyDropDown = default(DropDownList);
                string TC_ID = null;
                ArrayList myArray = new ArrayList();
                SqlDataReader dataReader = default(SqlDataReader);
                int x = 0;
                string sqlConnection = null;

                TC_ID = Session["SessionTC_ID"];
                MyDropDown = DropDownList1;


                using (SqlConnection sqlConn = new SqlConnection())
                {
                    sqlConnection = "Data Source=xx.xx.xx.xx;Initial Catalog=sddasdas;Trusted_connection=true;";
                    sqlConn.ConnectionString = sqlConnection;
                    string SQLstring = "SELECT distinct(campaign_name) FROM campaign WHERE TC_ID = '" + TC_ID + "'";

                    sqlConn.Open();
                    using (SqlCommand command = new SqlCommand(SQLstring, sqlConn))
                    {
                        dataReader = command.ExecuteReader(System.Data.CommandBehavior.CloseConnection);
                        if (dataReader.HasRows)
                        {
                            while (dataReader.Read())
                            {
                                myArray.Add(dataReader("camp_name").ToString());
                            }

                        }
                        dataReader.Close();
                        sqlConn.Close();
                    }
                }

                myArray.Sort();

                MyDropDown.DataSource = myArray;
                MyDropDown.DataBind();
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {

            }
        }

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Question by:GlobaLevel
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by:GlobaLevel
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here is one error:

  while (dataReader.Read())
                            {
                                myArray.Add(dataReader("camp_name").ToString());
                            }

>>>datareader is a variable being used as a method

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 TC_ID = Session["SessionTC_ID"];

>>>>casting error?
CANNOT IMPLICITLY CAST 'OBJECT' TO 'STRING'
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 1000 total points
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You are in C#. Brackets instead of parenthesis when you want to reference an element of an array or a collection.

myArray.Add(dataReader["camp_name"].ToString())

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TC-ID is a String, Session["SessionTC_ID"] returns an Object. You need to cast the Object to a String:

TC_ID = (string) Session["SessionTC_ID"];

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by:yogsoft
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Partially agree to JamesBurger that in C# bracket should be used instead of parenthesis. Also following line could potentially throw null reference exception.

myArray.Add(dataReader["camp_name"].ToString())

Use myArray.Add(Convert.ToString(dataReader["camp_name"]));

 


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