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MembershipUser.ProviderName Property

Gets the name of the membership provider that stores and retrieves user information for the membership user.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.dll)

public virtual string ProviderName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the membership provider that stores and retrieves user information for the membership user.

The ProviderName property exposes the name of the membership provider that manages the information for the MembershipUser. You can access the specific membership provider instance for a membership user by using the Providers property of the Membership class, whether or not the provider is the default provider for the application. For example, you may create a method that takes a MembershipUser object as input and updates the MembershipUser based on your business logic. You can ensure that the appropriate membership provider is used to update the MembershipUser by calling the UpdateUser method of the membership provider from the Providers collection that is indexed by the ProviderName property value.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.

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