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MembershipProviderCollection Class

A collection of objects that inherit the MembershipProvider abstract class.

System.Object
  System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderCollection
    System.Web.Security.MembershipProviderCollection

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.dll)
public sealed class MembershipProviderCollection : ProviderCollection

The MembershipProviderCollection type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodMembershipProviderCollectionCreates a new, empty membership provider collection.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCountGets the number of providers in the collection. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public propertyIsSynchronizedGets a value indicating whether access to the collection is synchronized (thread safe). (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public propertyItemGets the membership provider in the collection referenced by the specified provider name.
Public propertySyncRootGets the current object. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodAddAdds a membership provider to the collection. (Overrides ProviderCollection.Add(ProviderBase).)
Public methodClearRemoves all items from the collection. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodCopyTo(MembershipProvider[], Int32)Copies the membership provider collection to a one-dimensional array.
Public methodCopyTo(ProviderBase[], Int32)Copies the contents of the collection to the given array starting at the specified index. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetEnumeratorReturns an object that implements the IEnumerator interface to iterate through the collection. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodRemoveRemoves a provider from the collection. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodSetReadOnlySets the collection to be read-only. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodICollection.CopyToCopies the elements of the ProviderCollection to an array, starting at a particular array index. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
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The membership providers for an application are exposed as a read-only MembershipProviderCollection by the Providers property of the Membership class. You can access a specific membership provider in the collection by name and cast it as the specific provider type, such as SqlMembershipProvider. This enables you to manage membership information from multiple data stores in a single application as well as access custom members of a membership provider that are not part of the MembershipProvider abstract class.

NoteNote

If you are not familiar with the membership features of ASP.NET, see Introduction to Membership before continuing. For a list of other topics related to membership, see Managing Users by Using Membership.

The following code example lists the providers enabled for an application and their respective types.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Configuration.Provider" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>List Enabled Providers</title>
</head>
<body>

<%
foreach (ProviderBase p in Membership.Providers)
  Response.Write(p.Name + ", " + p.GetType() + "<br />");
%>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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