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SqlCommand comm_productcategory = new SqlCommand("SELECT TOP 1 productcategory_id, productcategory_name FROM tblProductCategory ORDER BY productcategory_name;", conn);
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while (reader_productcategory.Read())
productCategory.Text += "<li><a href=productcategory.aspx?productcategoryid=" + reader_productcategory["productcategory_id"].ToString() + ">" + reader_productcategory["productcategory_name"].ToString() + "</a></li>;

It's supposed to write out some navigation list items to my page. However, I get the following compilation error when I try to run it: CS1010: Newline in constant On this line: productCategory.Text += "<li><a href=productcategory.aspx?productcategoryid=" + reader_productcategory["productcategory_id"].ToString() + ">" + reader_productcategory["productcategory_name"].ToString() + "</a></li>;

It must be something to do with the way the string is being concatenated, but I can't figure it out!?


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