Variable '<variablename>' is used before it has been assigned a value
Error MessageVariable '<variablename>' is used before it has been assigned a value. A null reference exception could result at run time.
An application has at least one possible path through its code that reads a variable before any value is assigned to it.
If a variable has never been assigned a value, it holds the default value for its data type. For a reference data type, that default value is. Reading a reference variable that has a value of Nothing can cause a in some circumstances.
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Error ID: BC42104
To correct this error
Check your control flow logic and make sure the variable has a valid value before control passes to any statement that reads it.
One way to guarantee that the variable always has a valid value is to initialize it as part of its declaration. See "Initialization" in.