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MembershipProvider.GetUser Method (Object, Boolean)

Gets user information from the data source based on the unique identifier for the membership user. Provides an option to update the last-activity date/time stamp for the user.

Namespace: System.Web.Security
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public abstract MembershipUser GetUser (
	Object providerUserKey,
	bool userIsOnline
)
public abstract MembershipUser GetUser (
	Object providerUserKey, 
	boolean userIsOnline
)
public abstract function GetUser (
	providerUserKey : Object, 
	userIsOnline : boolean
) : MembershipUser
Not applicable.

Parameters

providerUserKey

The unique identifier for the membership user to get information for.

userIsOnline

true to update the last-activity date/time stamp for the user; false to return user information without updating the last-activity date/time stamp for the user.

Return Value

A MembershipUser object populated with the specified user's information from the data source.

Takes, as input, a unique identifier for a user record and a Boolean value indicating whether to update the LastActivityDate value for the user to show that the user is currently online. The GetUser method returns a MembershipUser object populated with current values from the data source for the specified user. If the user name is not found in the data source, GetUser returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

For an example of a MembershipProvider implementation, see Implementing a Profile Provider.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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