Hi there

Iam busy creating an .ini file for an application, but it is throwing a null pointer exception the whole time and can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

Why would it throw such an error and what does it mean?

Could you please help me?
Will appreciate it...

Here is the code for the .ini file InteractiveScreen.ini:

;@InteractiveScreen
;
;This interactive screen shows the general information on SmartVillage and Neotel.
;Smart Village
;
;Set page properties
[PortalPage]
OnShow=focus:buttonInformation
Type=com.mca.portal.PortalPage
;
;Places the logo onto the screen
;
;Create the complex logo image
[iconLogo1]
Graphic=Normal, images/smartVillage.jpg
Location=50, 50
Size=150, 150
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticIcon
;
;Places text content on to the screen
;
;Set the page header
[textHeader1]
Text=Smart Village
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent1]
Text=Smart Village™ is South Africa’s leading, next generation network and infrastructure solutions provider.
Location=50, 60
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent2]
Text=By utilising state-of-the-art fibre optic networks, Smart Village is able to deliver fully integrated multimedia,telecommunication and security solutions to residential, commercial and hospitality developments.
Location=50, 61
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent3]
Text=Our competitive advantage draws its strength from the diversity and technical capabilities of our networks, which guarantees a solid base for our core and value added service offerings.
Location=50, 62
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent4]
Text=From humble beginnings in 2004, the company has grown from a small start-up venture, into South Africa’s premier multi-play service provider.
Location=50, 63
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent5]
Text=Smart Village has a very strong national footprint, with over a thousand homes and businesses already connected.
Location=50, 64
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent6]
Text=Having already secured a significant portion of the market, accelerated growth is expected as Multichoice has acquired a controlling stake in Smart Village to broaden its core DStv offerings, by using Smart Village's next generation networks.
Location=50, 65
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent7]
Text=By providing a totally unique turnkey solution, Smart Village enables clients to deal with a single provider for multimedia, telecommunication, data and security services.
Location=50, 66
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent8]
Text=Smart Village also offers all the necessary service, maintenance and support that clients require, ensuring complete and total peace of mind.
Location=50, 67
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Contact details
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent9]
Text=Smart Village Head Office
Location=50, 68
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent10]
Text=Tel : +27 (0) 12 679 3400
Location=50, 69
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent11]
Text=Fax : +27 (0) 12 679 3401
Location=50, 70
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent12]
Text=Post Box : ////////throws an error right here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Location=50, 71
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent13]
Text=Postnet Suite 422
Location=50, 72
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent14]
Text=Privatebag x 108
Location=50, 73
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent15]
Text=Centurion
Location=50, 74
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent16]
Text=0046
Location=50, 75
Size=90, 90
Type=otg.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent17]
Text=Physical Address :
Location=50, 76
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent18]
Text=Centurion Gate Complex
Location=50, 77
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent19]
Text=2nd Floor
Location=50, 78
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent20]
Text=Cnr John Vorster & Akkerboom Street
Location=50, 79
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;
;Set the page text content
[textContent21]
Text=Centurion
Location=50, 80
Size=90, 90
Type=org.havi.ui.HStaticText
;

Here is the code that gets the text content from the .ini file and places it on the page

private void SetHStaticText(HStaticText component, String name, ArrayList<Property> propertyList)
    {
        //gets the text content from the .ini file
        //places the text content on the page
        if (component == null)
        {
            component = new HStaticText();
            component.setName(name);
            _owner.AddComponent(component);
        }

        // Set base class properties first
        SetHVisible((HVisible)component, name, propertyList);

    }

Thanx
Camzie

Edited 7 Years Ago by __avd: Add [code] tags. Encase your code in: [code] and [/code] tags.

If you rhink anyone will study nearly 200 lines of code and data, mostly unformatted and unindented, to find an unspecified error, which may possibly be in a part of the code that you have not posted, you are a great optimist.
Re-post, with all the code in code tags, and tell us what the exact text of the exception is (including the class/method/line number) and you may do better.

Edited 7 Years Ago by JamesCherrill: n/a

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