why? "Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

i dont get it. Thanks in advanced

 Protected Sub GridView1_RowDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewRowEventArgs) Handles GridView1.RowDataBound

        Dim con As New OleDbConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ConnectionStringDatabase").ConnectionString)
        If con.State = ConnectionState.Closed Then
            con.Open()
        End If

        Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand("SELECT DISTINCT * FROM [Products]  ORDER BY ProductName", con)

        Dim ddlProducts As DropDownList = e.Row.Cells(13).FindControl("ddlProducts")

        ddlProducts.DataSource = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
        ddlProducts.DataValueField = "ProductID"
        ddlProducts.DataTextField = "ProductName"
        ddlProducts.DataBind()

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 Protected Sub GridView1_RowDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewRowEventArgs) Handles GridView1.RowDataBound

        'eerst productddl en accountddl vullen

        Dim con As New OleDbConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ConnectionStringDatabase").ConnectionString)
        If con.State = ConnectionState.Closed Then
            con.Open()
        End If

        Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand("SELECT DISTINCT * FROM [Products]  ORDER BY ProductName", con)

        Dim ddlProducts As DropDownList = e.Row.Cells(13).FindControl("ddlProducts")

        ddlProducts.DataSource = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
        ddlProducts.DataValueField = "ProductID"
        ddlProducts.DataTextField = "ProductName"
        ddlProducts.DataBind()

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a_bCommented:
The object that you are trying to use has a value null. It has not been initialized as yet by using the new keyword.

Post the full stack trace.
Amien90Author Commented:
System.NullReferenceException was unhandled by user code
  Message=Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
  Source=App_Web_gp3snl3k
  StackTrace:
       at _Default.GridView1_RowDataBound(Object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e) in C:\Users\molivier\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\WebSites\BulkLoader\Default.aspx.vb:line 1162
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridView.OnRowDataBound(GridViewRowEventArgs e)
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridView.CreateRow(Int32 rowIndex, Int32 dataSourceIndex, DataControlRowType rowType, DataControlRowState rowState, Boolean dataBind, Object dataItem, DataControlField[] fields, TableRowCollection rows, PagedDataSource pagedDataSource)
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridView.CreateChildControls(IEnumerable dataSource, Boolean dataBinding)
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.CompositeDataBoundControl.PerformDataBinding(IEnumerable data)
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridView.PerformDataBinding(IEnumerable data)
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataBoundControl.OnDataSourceViewSelectCallback(IEnumerable data)
       at System.Web.UI.DataSourceView.Select(DataSourceSelectArguments arguments, DataSourceViewSelectCallback callback)
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataBoundControl.PerformSelect()
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.BaseDataBoundControl.DataBind()
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridView.DataBind()
       at _Default.AddNewRowToGrid() in C:\Users\molivier\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\WebSites\BulkLoader\Default.aspx.vb:line 100
       at _Default.Button1_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:\Users\molivier\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\WebSites\BulkLoader\Default.aspx.vb:line 119
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument)
       at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.System.Web.UI.IPostBackEventHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument)
       at System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument)
       at System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(NameValueCollection postData)
       at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)
  InnerException:
a_bCommented:
What is at Default.aspx.vb:line 1162?
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Amien90Author Commented:
ddlProducts.DataSource = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
Kiran SonawaneProject LeadCommented:
Try like this

 Protected Sub GridView1_RowDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewRowEventArgs) Handles GridView1.RowDataBound

        'eerst productddl en accountddl vullen

        Dim con As New OleDbConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ConnectionStringDatabase").ConnectionString)
        If con.State = ConnectionState.Closed Then
            con.Open()
        End If

        Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand("SELECT DISTINCT * FROM [Products]  ORDER BY ProductName", con)

       If e.Row.RowType = DataControlRowType.DataRow Then
        Dim ddlProducts As DropDownList = CType(e.Row.FindControl("ddlProducts"), DropDownList)

        ddlProducts.DataSource = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
        ddlProducts.DataValueField = "ProductID"
        ddlProducts.DataTextField = "ProductName"
        ddlProducts.DataBind()

   End If
Amien90Author Commented:
@sonawanekiran, this will result in

Data source is an invalid type.  It must be either an IListSource, IEnumerable, or IDataSource.
Kiran SonawaneProject LeadCommented:
You need to catch the result for query into dataset/datatable/list  then assign it to dropdown list. You can not do like

cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
Kiran SonawaneProject LeadCommented:
For instance,

 Dim con As New OleDbConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ConnectionStringDatabase").ConnectionString)
        If con.State = ConnectionState.Closed Then
            con.Open()
        End If

        Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand("SELECT DISTINCT * FROM [Products]  ORDER BY ProductName", con)



Dim da As New OleDbDataAdapter(cmd)

Dim ds As New DataSet()
da.Fill(ds)

ddlProducts.DataTextField = ds.Tables(0).Columns("ProductID").ToString()
ddlProducts.DataValueField = ds.Tables(0).Columns("ProductName").ToString()

ddlProducts.DataSource = ds.Tables(0)
ddlProducts.DataBind()

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