Another issue with Html.Menu: Object Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Oct 25, 2009 at 6:58 PM


I 'm trying to use 2 sitemaps in my webproject (one for the top menu and one for the left menu).

I have set a default Provider in web.config. In the site.master both sitemaps are referenced through When displaying the init screen  both menus show up correctly. Whenever i select an item created from the default Provider the page shows up correctly. But: as soon as i select something created from the second (not the default Provider) i get an error "Object Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

I tried to debug and found the following:

a) in file MenuHelper.cs the parameter "providerName" gets always the provider name of the default provider  and not the one i called explicitly (which is apparently wrong). In site.master i have the followingQ


b) in file MenuHelper.cs the SiteMap.CurrentNode in line 254 is null ... tried to find why, but with no luck! (This point here is giving the actual error)

I saw a similar discussion but thought this to be different.


Thanks in advance

PS. Should i post a modified MvcSiteMap project for someone to have a look at?

Nov 11, 2009 at 1:53 AM

Could you not modify the the HTML helper for sub menus and create your side menu based on the parent node selection?