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asp.net vb response.writefile NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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Hello,
I'm using response.writefile("thisfile.inc") on an .aspx web page.  
"thisfile.inc" contains a table and a bunch of labels like this: <asp:Label ID="label1" runat="server" Text="" />
On page load, after I've retrieved the data, I'm trying to put text in those labels.

Coming up with error:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Here the code behind
Dim lbl1 As Label
lbl1 = DirectCast(FindControl("label1"), Label)
lbl1.Text = Row("xNames").ToString

I'm creating several reports that the some of the same pages.  
Each report has a big long SQL string call that pulls data from 7 different tables.  All the reports don't need the same data.

Instead of duplicating coding to create the common pages on the report, I'm trying to include them.  
This way I can pull 1 set of data with 1 call and not several for each report.
I tried creating usercontrols but the same problem happens.

I read someplace where you can't use findcontrol on a label.  Is this true?  Is there an alternative?

Is there a better way to do this?

Jess
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