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Hi,

I have a array of list & I am trying to add items to the array of list & getting object reference error. Could you see if anything wrong here.

         List<string>[] list = new List<string>[4];

   
        list[0].Add("test3");
        list[0].Add("test4");
 
        list[1].Add("test1");
        list[1].Add("test2");

      Messagebox.Show(list[0].ToArray());
     Messagebox.Show(list[1].ToArray());
r_pat72Asked:
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anarki_jimbelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this:

        private void button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            List<string>[] list = new List<string>[4];

            for (int i = 0; i < list.Length; i++)
            {
                list[i] = new List<string>();
            }

            list[0].Add("test3");
            list[0].Add("test4");

            list[1].Add("test1");
            list[1].Add("test2");

            //MessageBox.Show(list[0].ToArray().ToString());
            MessageBox.Show(list[1].ToArray().ToString());

            // see in output window:
            for (int i = 0; i < list.Length; i++)
            {
                int j = 0;
                List<string> lst = list[i];
                foreach (string s in lst)
                {
                    System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("List[" + i + "][" + j + "] = " + list[i][j]);
                    j++;
                }
            }
        }

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anarki_jimbelCommented:
OK, you have created an array of lists but you haven't created lists in this array!
You have to create them explicitly.
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r_pat72Author Commented:
Do I have to do something like this


List<string>[] list = new List<string>[4];

       list[0] =   new List<string>();
        list[0].Add("test3");
        list[0].Add("test4");
 
       list[1] =   new List<string>();
        list[1].Add("test1");
        list[1].Add("test2");

      Messagebox.Show(list[0].ToArray());
     Messagebox.Show(list[1].ToArray());
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anarki_jimbelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes, you need to do that.
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Bob LearnedCommented:
You should be able to use initializer syntax, like this:


            List<string>[] list = new List<string>[]
            {
                new List<string>{"test 1-1", "test 1-2", "test 1-3"},
                new List<string>{"test 2-1", "test 2-2", "test 2-3"}
            };

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