get edit template control value in Gridview

 I have a gridview that has two edit item templates which have controls textbox and a label I want to get the value of the controls when I update the gridview and add that to the update parameters. I keep getting object reference not set to an instance of an object for the label and the textbox. I cannot figure this out.
I can't believe this has stumped me as I know I have done it before and it is very simple I must be over looking something.
here is my vb

here is my vb 

Protected Sub GridView1_RowUpdating(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridViewUpdateEventArgs)
Handles GridView1.RowUpdating

Dim varSSN As Integer = CType(GridView1.FindControl("lblSSNed"), TextBox).Text
Dim varEmpID As Integer = CType(GridView1.FindControl("txtEmpID"), TextBox).Text

sdsMissedImports.UpdateParameters.Item("SSN").DefaultValue = varSSN
sdsMissedImports.UpdateParameters.Item("EmpID").DefaultValue = varEmpID

End Sub

here is my gridview
<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server"          <Columns>
"True" />

<asp:TemplateField >
<p> Enter This employees Employee ID and Click update to
<br /> import all of this employees missed imports into Health/Dental Etc Databases.
Please Verify you have the correct EMPID before doing this</p>
<asp:Textbox id="txtEmpID" runat="Server" />
<asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="reQEmpID" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtEmpID" ErrorMessage="EmpID is Required" />
<asp:RegularExpressionValidator runat="server" ID="RegexEmpID" ErrorMessage="Please Enter EMPID no Letters & Max of 11 numbers" ControlToValidate="txtEmpID" Font-Bold="True"
ValidationExpression="(\d{1,11})" Display="None"></asp:RegularExpressionValidator>
<ajaxToolkit:ValidatorCalloutExtender ID="EmpCallOut" runat="server"
TargetControlID="RegexEmpID" Enabled="True"></ajaxToolkit:ValidatorCalloutExtender>
<asp:BoundField DataField="Name" HeaderText="Name" ReadOnly="True" SortExpression="Name" />
<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="SSN" SortExpression="SSN">
<asp:Label ID="lblSSNed" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("SSN") %>'></asp:Label>
<asp:Label ID="lblSSN" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("SSN") %>'></asp:Label>
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Dim varSSN As Integer = CType(GridView1.FindControl("lblSSNed"), TextBox).Text 'GridView1.SelectedRow.Cells(1).Text
Dim varEmpID As Integer = CType(GridView1.FindControl("txtEmpID"), TextBox).Text


Please note that FindControl is not recursive. You need to specify the rows and cells when referencing a control that resides within GridView template. Here's an example:


'Just changed the index of cells based on your requirements
Dim tb As TextBox = DirectCast(GridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex).Cells(0).FindControl("txtEmpID"), TextBox)
Dim lb As Label = DirectCast(GridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex).Cells(1).FindControl("lblSSNed"), Label)
Dim id As String = tb.Text
Dim ssNed As String = lb.Text

'do something with the values here


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4/15/2009 3:36:05 PM

That did the trick Thanks! Overthinking I guess

4/16/2009 2:59:14 AM

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