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WebPartsPersonalization Class

Allows you to specify the personalization provider and set personalization authorizations. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public sealed class WebPartsPersonalization : ConfigurationElement

WebPartsPersonalization provides configuration support for personalization options for Web Parts, such as the personalization provider and personalization authorizations.

This example demonstrates how to specify values declaratively for several attributes of the webParts section, which can also be accessed as members of the WebPartsPersonalization class.

The following configuration file example shows how to specify values declaratively for the webParts section.

        <!—- Providers may only be defined at the 
            application level -->
         <add name="AspNetSqlPersonalizationProvider"
            applicationName="/" />      
        <deny users="*" verbs="enterSharedScope" />
        <allow users="*" verbs="modifyState" />

The following code example demonstrates how to use the WebPartsPersonalization class.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the WebPartsSection class.

// Get the current DefaultProvider property value.
	"Current DefaultProvider value: '{0}'",

// Set the DefaultProvider property.
webPartsSection.Personalization.DefaultProvider = 
// Add a provider.
	new ProviderSettings("CustomProvider", 

// List current providers. 
for (int pi = 0; 
	pi < webPartsSection.Personalization.Providers.Count; pi++)
	Console.WriteLine("  #{0} Name={1} Type={2}", pi,

// Add an authorization.
AuthorizationRule ar = 
	new AuthorizationRule(AuthorizationRuleAction.Allow);

// List current authorizations. 
for (int ai = 0;
	ai < webPartsSection.Personalization.Authorization.Rules.Count; 
	Console.WriteLine("  #{0}:", ai);
	AuthorizationRule aRule = 
	Console.WriteLine("  Verbs=");
	foreach (string verb in aRule.Verbs)
		Console.WriteLine("    * {0}", verb);
	Console.WriteLine("  Roles=");
	foreach (string role in aRule.Roles)
		Console.WriteLine("    * {0}", role);
	Console.WriteLine("  Users=");
	foreach (string user in aRule.Users)
		Console.WriteLine("    * {0}", user);


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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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0