BUG OF THE MONTH | Two values of string

internal string RawOuterXml
    get => _rawOuterXml;

        if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(value))
            _rawOuterXml = string.Empty;

        _rawOuterXml = value;

V3008 The ‘_rawOuterXml’ variable is assigned values twice successively. Perhaps this is a mistake. Check lines: 164, 161. OpenXmlElement.cs 164

The string type can have two types of values: null and a text value. To use the latter is definitely a safer approach, but either is acceptable. In this particular project, the null value can’t be used and the programmer overwrites it with string.Empty… at least, that was the idea. There’s a mistake in RawOuterXml that makes it possible to assign the value null to the field and then get a NullReferenceException when attempting to access it.

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