BC30203: Identifier expected in a n if statement

Posted on 2014-01-31
Last Modified: 2014-01-31
I am getting the error "BC30203: Identifier expected." on this line if Div.selectSingleNode("./td[@class='score']").InnerText != null then and i can't figure out why...

		For Each div As Object In htmlDoc.DocumentNode.SelectNodes("//div[@class='matches']")' select all the divs within the code that contain *
    if Div.selectSingleNode("./td[@class='score']").InnerText != null then
		  lblHTMLOutput.Text += Div.selectSingleNode("./td[@class='score']").InnerText
    end if

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Question by:runnerjp2005
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by:Ioannis Paraskevopoulos
ID: 39823617

Use the following instead:

if Div.selectSingleNode("./td[@class='score']").InnerText <> nothing then

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Author Comment

ID: 39823625
Hi Giannis,

I now get the error

System.NullReferenceException: Object variable or With block variable not set.
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Expert Comment

by:Ioannis Paraskevopoulos
ID: 39823628
Hmmm... Try the following:

if not Div.selectSingleNode("./td[@class='score']") is nothing then

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if that doesn't work, plz provide a sample html where you get the error(if it is different than your other question), and possibly provide more of your code.

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by:Ioannis Paraskevopoulos
ID: 39823632
I have updated my previous post.

Author Comment

ID: 39823635
Operator '<>' is not defined for type 'HtmlNode' and 'Nothing'. is the error i get now....

full code is

Imports System.Net 
Imports System.IO 
Imports HtmlAgilityPack

Partial Class football_home
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

		Protected Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
Dim webGet As New HtmlWeb() 'open the system
        Dim htmlDoc As HtmlDocument = webGet.Load("")'' get the html from the webpage


		For Each div As Object In htmlDoc.DocumentNode.SelectNodes(".//div[@class='matches']")' select all the divs within the code that contain *
   if Div.selectSingleNode(".//td[@class='score']") <> nothing then
		  lblHTMLOutput.Text += Div.selectSingleNode(".//td[@class='score']").InnerText
		  end if
        Next  End Sub
End Class

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its different from other question as im looking to deal with null values
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Ioannis Paraskevopoulos earned 500 total points
ID: 39823639
Check my updated post:

If Not Div.selectSingleNode(".//td[@class='score']") Is Nothing Then

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