The type initializer for 'tags' threw an exception??


I get the following error... 

The type initializer for 'tags' threw an exception.

Does anyone who what this mean, or what might be causing this?

Heres the code on the page giving the error...

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        WebUsers user = new WebUsers();

        if (!this.IsPostBack)
            if (Session["user"] != null)
                 user = (WebUsers)Session["user"];

       // string grouptype = Request.QueryString["mygrouptype"];
        DataSet dst = new DataSet();
        dst = tags.TagsByGroup(user.ID.ToString()); // gives the error on this line

        GridView1.DataSource = dst;

And heres the method...

    public static DataSet TagsByGroup( string user)
        SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT	N.[Title], N.[Description], N.[Date_created], N.[User_ID], N.[Group_ID], N.[Date_updated], N.[gps_long], N.[Photo], N.[Tags_ID], N.[image] FROM	[TG_Tags_Table] AS N INNER JOIN [TG_Web_Users] AS U ON U.[User_ID] = N.[User_ID]INNER JOIN [TG_User_Groups] AS G ON G.[Group_ID] = N.[Group_ID] WHERE	N.[User_ID] = @user", conn);
        //SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("select * from dbo.ImportedCashins where USsurname =@USsurname", conn);
        //cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@group_class", group_class));
        cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@user", user));
        DataSet dst = new DataSet();
        SqlDataAdapter dtr = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
        return dst;

 Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?



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Could you post a copy of the error message please?

11/20/2007 11:13:48 PM

Are you certain that the query is valid? 

Were it me I'd start by stepping through TagsByGroup, if I could. That would allow you to see exactly which line is failing.

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11/20/2007 11:23:23 PM
Where is "tags.TagsByGroup("? You didn't post the code for it. Does it have a constructor? Is it a static or an instance class? It seems you aren't even getting into the TagsByGroup method.
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11/21/2007 12:52:50 AM

Made a silly mistake in the connection string! sorry for wasting your time.

11/21/2007 8:22:03 AM

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