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I working on MVC razor pages core 7 . I can't display success message after submit and insert data on same page .

I get error

System.NullReferenceException: 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object.'
error happen on Model.userModel.Branches

Expected Result is display success message after insert data success but after click submit button

data inserted and give me this error null reference exception

so How to solve this error ?

What I have tried:

public class AddUserModel : PageModel
        public AddUserViewModel userModel { get; set; }
        public UC.ADC.Core.Entities.SQL.User  User { get; set; }
        public string SuccessMessage { get; set; }
public AddUserModel(ADCContext db,OracleContext ora_db2)
             _db = db;
            userModel = new AddUserViewModel();
     public async Task<IActionResult> OnPost()
                if (ModelState.IsValid)
                    await _db.User.AddAsync(User);
                    await _db.SaveChangesAsync();
                    SuccessMessage = "Form submitted successfully!";
                    return Page();
    public void OnGet()
                userModel.Branches  = _db.Branch.ToList();
on adduser.cshtml

@page "/AddUser"
<form method="post">

        <div class="form-group row">
            <label for="branch-select" class="col-sm-1 col-form-label" style="font-size:15px;font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-weight: bold;">Branch</label>
            <div class="col-sm-3">
                <select id="branch-select" asp-for="User.iBranchCode" class="form-control" style=" margin-left:10px;font-size:15px;font-family: 'Open Sans' , sans-serif;font-weight: bold;">
                    <option value="">-- Select Branch --</option>
                     @foreach (var branch in Model.userModel.Branches)
                        <option value="@branch.iBranchCode">@branch.vBranchDesc</option>
<div class="form-group row" style="margin-left:200px;font-size:15px;font-family: 'Open Sans' , sans-serif;font-weight: bold;">
            <button type="submit" class="col-sm-1 btn btn-primary">Submit</button>
Updated 6-May-23 21:48pm

1 solution

This is one of the most common problems we get asked, and it's also the one we are least equipped to answer, but you are most equipped to answer yourself.

Let me just explain what the error means: You have tried to use a variable, property, or a method return value but it contains null - which means that there is no instance of a class in the variable.
It's a bit like a pocket: you have a pocket in your shirt, which you use to hold a pen. If you reach into the pocket and find there isn't a pen there, you can't sign your name on a piece of paper - and you will get very funny looks if you try! The empty pocket is giving you a null value (no pen here!) so you can't do anything that you would normally do once you retrieved your pen. Why is it empty? That's the question - it may be that you forgot to pick up your pen when you left the house this morning, or possibly you left the pen in the pocket of yesterday's shirt when you took it off last night.

We can't tell, because we weren't there, and even more importantly, we can't even see your shirt, much less what is in the pocket!

Back to computers, and you have done the same thing, somehow - and we can't see your code, much less run it and find out what contains null when it shouldn't.
But you can - and Visual Studio will help you here. Run your program in the debugger and when it fails, it will show you the line it found the problem on. You can then start looking at the various parts of it to see what value is null and start looking back through your code to find out why. So put a breakpoint at the beginning of the method containing the error line, and run your program from the start again. This time, the debugger will stop before the error, and let you examine what is going on by stepping through the code looking at your values.

But we can't do that - we don't have your full code, we don't know how to use it if we did have it, we don't have your data. So try it - and see how much information you can find out!
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