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C#: How to deal with empty cells while reading excel spreadsheet

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Hi I'm trying to read an excel spreadsheet I thought I cracked it until hitting empty cells

Ho do I stop this from erroring?


Error Microsoft.CSharp.RuntimeBinder.RuntimeBinderException: Cannot perform runtime binding on a null reference
   at CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite , Object )
   at System.Dynamic.UpdateDelegates.UpdateAndExecute1[T0,TRet](CallSite site, T0 arg0)
   at CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite , Object )
   at .Program.Main(String[] args) in \Program.cs:line 109

            string WorkBook = @"C:\Temp\MyFile.xls";
            if (File.Exists(WorkBook))
                Excel.Application xlApp = new Excel.Application();

                Excel.Workbook xlWorkbook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open(WorkBook);
                Excel._Worksheet xlWorksheet = xlWorkbook.Sheets[3];
                Excel.Range xlRange = xlWorksheet.UsedRange;

                int rowCount = xlRange.Rows.Count;
                int colCount = xlRange.Columns.Count;
                int PrefCount = 1;
                //iterate over the rows and columns and print to the console as it appears in the file
                //excel is not zero based!!
                for (int i = 3; i <= rowCount; i++)
//. ...
                    string StrDescription = "";
                        if (xlRange.Cells[i, 2].Value2.ToString() != null || xlRange.Cells !=null)
                        StrDescription = xlRange.Cells[i, 2].Value2.ToString();
                    StrDescription = Regex.Replace(StrDescription, @"\r\n?|\n", " ");

                            Console.WriteLine("Description is Null");
                    Console.WriteLine("1 Description: {0}", StrDescription);
                    catch (Exception e)
                    Console.WriteLine("Error {0}", e);
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