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Please Help me. I am trying to post dropdown value in database but i got error null value reference ,I am trying all Possible available code on google including c# corner,code project ,stack over flow but i got same error again and again i cant understand what i am missing.

View Part :

<div style=" margin-top:15px" class="col-md-8">
<div class="col-md-4"><span style=" color:black">Class</span></div>
<div class="col-md-4">
@Html.DropDownListFor(m => m.classlistvalue, Model.classlistvalue, "<--select-->", new { @class = "textbox" })

Model Class:

[Required(ErrorMessage = "Please Enter Class")]
[Display(Name = "Enter Class")]

public string classlistid { get; set; }
public List<SelectListItem> classlistvalue


public ActionResult AddStudent(studentmodel MB,FormCollection formCollection) // Calling on http post (on Submit)

MB.classlistid = formCollection["classlistvalue"];

if (ModelState.IsValid)

DataLayer.student objDB = new DataLayer.student(); //calling class Dbdata
string result = objDB.AddStudent(MB); // passing Value to DBClass from model
ViewData["result"] = result; // for dislaying message after saving storing output.
ModelState.Clear(); //clearing model
return View();


ModelState.AddModelError("", "Error in saving data");
return View();
 Posting Metod (DataLaye):
con = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["mycon"].ToString());
SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("AddStudent", con);
cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@studentname", MD.studentname);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@gdname", MD.guardianname);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@gender", MD.gender);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@religion", MD.religion);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@studaderess", MD.address);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@class", MD.classlistid);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@section", MD.section);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@rollno", MD.rollno);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@studpic", "~/uploadpic/" + pic1);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@username", MD.username);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@pwd", MD.password);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@fname", MD.fname);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@mname", MD.mname);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@fprofession", MD.fprofession);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@mprofession", MD.mprofession);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@pemail", MD.pemail);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@mob1", MD.pphone1);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@mob2", MD.pphone2);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@permaddress", MD.paddress);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@lastschool", MD.lastschool);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@highesteducation", MD.lastclass);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@percentage", MD.percent);
result = cmd.ExecuteScalar().ToString();
return result;

Thanks and Regards
Mohd Kashif
Updated 25-Feb-16 22:54pm
F-ES Sitecore 26-Feb-16 3:30am
What line do you get the error on?

Read this, and search this
[no name] 26-Feb-16 4:11am
You should get doropdown value in formcollection object. So where is there error?
John C Rayan 26-Feb-16 5:02am
Your DropDownListFor is wrong in the view.
It should be like
@Html.DropDownListFor(m => m.classlistid, Model.classlistvalue, "<--select-->", new { @class = "textbox" })

In your controller

MB.classlistid = formCollection["classlistid"];

Let me know you model class in your view too. Try this and let me know. 26-Feb-16 8:39am
Hello ,
Thanks for reply,
but i got same error "An exception of type 'System.NullReferenceException' occurred in App_Web_o33c4lci.dll but was not handled in user code

Additional information: Object reference not set to an instance of an object."
John C Rayan 26-Feb-16 9:00am
Can you show me the code for DDL in view and the code in controller for getting the classlistid from formcollection

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