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Object reference not set... asp 4

The list box in question is:
<asp:ListBox ID="lstEducation" runat="server" Width="205px">
                        <asp:ListItem >High School</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>Associate&#39;s Degree</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>Four-Year College</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>Masters</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>PhD</asp:ListItem>
                    </asp:ListBox>

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This error occurs in page load at:

lstEducation.SelectedItem.Text = Session("education")

The intelesens shows a valid choice for the session variable.  
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Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. 

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Source Error: 


Line 62:             ddlMaterialStatus.SelectedItem.Text = Session("maritalStatus")
Line 63: 
Line 64:             lstEducation.SelectedItem.Text = Session("education")
Line 65:             chkAddComment.Checked = Session("addComment")
Line 66:             txtComment.Text = Session("comment")

Stack Trace: 

[NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.]
   addContact.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) in ... AddContact.aspx.vb:64
   System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +91
   System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +74
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +2207

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.272

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ASP.NET.NET ProgrammingVisual Basic.NET

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Mike Eghtebas

8/22/2022 - Mon
Ioannis Paraskevopoulos

Hi,

Try moving your code in Page_LoadComplete. This ensures that the controls have been loaded.

Giannis
Mike Eghtebas

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I was trying to do validation in client side. OnLoad will require postback.
Ioannis Paraskevopoulos

Well, it hits on Page_Load, so this doesn't seem to be in client side.
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Mike Eghtebas

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Hi CodeCruiser,

This sort of masks the problem there is in my solution. After returning from Confirm page AddNew page. In the load event of AddNew page I have:

lstEducation.SelectedItem.Text = Session("education")

The session variable has some value in it but it doesn't deliver to lstEducation control.

Why lstEducation.SelectedItem.Text = Session("education") is not working?

Thank you
Mike Eghtebas

ASKER
It works only if Selected="True" attribute is added:

  <asp:ListBox ID="lstEducation" runat="server" Width="205px">
                        <asp:ListItem Selected="True">High School</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>Associate&#39;s Degree</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>Four-Year College</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>Masters</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>PhD</asp:ListItem>
           </asp:ListBox>

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Why it doesn't work with no Selected="True" in one of the items?
Nasir Razzaq

Try

lstEducation.SelectedItem = Session("education")
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Mike Eghtebas

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Error      10      Property 'SelectedItem' is 'ReadOnly'.      

I am getting this error.

I possibly need to cycle through the values and find index of some sort and then use the index value to select it.
Mike Eghtebas

ASKER
lstEducation.SelectedValue = Session("education")

works ok.

Thanks.