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GenericPrincipal.IsInRole Method

Determines whether the current GenericPrincipal belongs to the specified role.

Namespace:  System.Security.Principal
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual bool IsInRole(
	string role


Type: System.String
The name of the role for which to check membership.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current GenericPrincipal is a member of the specified role; otherwise, false.



The following code shows the use of the IsInRole method. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the GenericPrincipal class.

if (genericPrincipal.IsInRole("NetworkUser"))
    Console.WriteLine("User belongs to the NetworkUser role.");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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