Silver Silver - 5 months ago 15
Vb.net Question

String array not accepting a string

I'm trying to make a simple login program, but I'm having troubles with assigning a value to my two arrays "User()" and "Pass()". I have the following code on a form titled "frmCreate". This is the form I will be using to create the accounts.

Public Class frmCreate
Dim passs() As String
Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles btnCreate.Click
If Not (txtUser.Text = "") And Not (txtPass.Text = "") Then
userCount = userCount + 1
User(userCount) = txtUser.Text
Pass(userCount) = txtPass.Text
Else
MsgBox("Please enter a username or password")
End If
End Sub

Private Sub Button1_Click_1(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
passs(0) = "hi"
End Sub
End Class


The issue I'm getting is as follows:
Error in array

The txtPass and txtUser are both text boxes, which can be edited by the user.

Any help would be much appreciated! (Also, I tried mucking around with the variables and all, the strings after the = sign aren't the problem, and when I set the "userCount" inside the brackets to "0" for example, it still returned the same error)

EDIT Added code as text, rather then image (image still there). Note the extra few lines at the end where I set a new array which I named passs() to "hi". The dim is also further up. If I am declaring my variables incorrectly, please let me know.

EDIT2 Ok, I changed my declaration of "User()" and "Pass()" to = {}. Now my problem is that I'm getting the error that the value is out of the bounds of the array. I understand that this happens when you try to call on a non existent value which is outside the arrays boundaries, but the array I set has no boundaries, and I'm just trying to give it a value, not call on one.

EDIT3 Ugh... Ok tweaked a bit, I've found that if I add an unused value to "User()" then it is able to replace it. So I can get the program to replace already existent values in arrays, but I can not get it to create new values in arrays.

Answer

It would appear your User variable is NULL. I presume this is intended to be a list of strings or something similar?

You should check the place you are initializing this variable to make sure it is being created...

You could add an

If User Is Nothing

line at the start of the function to check this, and if the list is null at this point create it.