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nullpointerexception
The Java exception thrown when an application attempts to use null in a case where an object is required.

This Java exception is thrown when an application attempts to use null in a case where an object is required.

These include:

  • Calling the instance method of a null object.
  • Accessing or modifying the field of a null object.
  • Taking the length of null as if it were an array.
  • Accessing or modifying the slots of null as if it were an array.
  • Throwing null as if it were a Throwable value.
  • Unboxing of null object.

Applications should throw instances of this exception to indicate other illegal uses of the null object.

It's often abbreviated as NPE

Practically all questions with this tag are duplicates of the canonical What is a NullPointerException and how do I fix it?.