I keep getting
Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Source Error: Line 54: string review = item.Review; Line 55: //review = review.Replace("\r\n", "<br/>"); Line 56: return review.Replace("\r\n", "<br/>"); Line 57: }), Line 58: grid.Column(format: @<a href="~/[email protected]">Delete</a>)
....................... Line: 56
When I try to use the Replace function for the string review. I create and set the instance of review on line 54 and it will output the text I am expecting. But when I try to do a replace I get this error. Why?
Line 54 does not create an instance of
review, rather it just points to the
item.Review value that may or may not be null.
Presumably in this case
item.Review is itself null, and thus
review is also null.
One thing you could do to work around this is change line 54 to:
string review = item.Review ?? "";
This will ensure that
review is never null. It'll either have the contents of
item.Review or it will be an empty string (which is not null).