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Referencing a cell's data without throwing an exception!

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I have a DataGridView in which one of the checks I am trying to use is when the cursor is in the current cell, I need to check the value of the previous cell in the same row, however, when I try to do this I get the infamous "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error.

I have attached the KeyUp Event in which this error is occurring. I have the line of code highlighted in yellow where this error occurs.
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Russ Suter earned 2000 total points
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You could certainly get that exception if you're trying to access cell index -1. The easiest way to avoid the problem is to add a null reference check. You can modify your highlighted line of code as follows:

If (not(strCellData is nothing) andalso strCellData.Length = 0) Then

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That worked!

Thank you!
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