Error 60 Operator '&' is not defined for types 'System.Web.UI.WebControls.TextBox' and 'String'.

The comment control is a textbox:

<td align="right" style="width: 228px"><asp:TextBox ID="comment" runat="server" TextMode="multiLine" Rows="10" Columns="50" onkeyup="return ismaxlength(this)" Width="260px" Height="100px" Font-Overline="false" /></td>

and I'm being told by VS (underlined in blue ) that the for the comment field:

Error 60 Operator '&' is not defined for types 'System.Web.UI.WebControls.TextBox' and 'String'.

How do I fix this?  Do I need to convert the comment to String?  Isn't it already a text string?

If intCount = 0 Then 'The user hasn't rated the article

'before, so perform the insert...

strInsertQuery = "INSERT INTO tblArticleRating (rating, ip, itemID, comment)"

strInsertQuery += "VALUES ("

strInsertQuery += intSelectedRating & ", '"

strInsertQuery += strRemoteAddress & "', "

strInsertQuery += articleid & "', "

strInsertQuery += comment & "); " this is the line underlined

cmdMyCommand.CommandText = strInsertQuery




Me.lblRating.Text = "Thanks for your vote!"

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comment refers to the TextBox instance, and you need to concatenate its Text property's value.

strInsertQuery += comment.Text & "); "


Teemu Keiski
Finland, EU
6/1/2008 7:32:57 PM

Thanks for that!

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