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PersonalizationAdministration.GetCountOfInactiveUserState Method (String, DateTime)

Returns a count of the per-user personalization items in the underlying data store for inactive users, based on the specified parameters.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static int GetCountOfInactiveUserState(
	string pathToMatch,
	DateTime userInactiveSinceDate


Type: System.String
The path to the page with personalization state items to retrieve.
Type: System.DateTime
The last date a user's personalization information was accessed.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The count of the per-user personalization items in the underlying data store for inactive users.


pathToMatch, after trimming, is an empty string ("").

- or -

The provider for a personalization provider defined in configuration is not of the correct type.

- or -

The length of the string of any parameter is greater than 256 characters.


A configuration exception occurred while attempting to create and initialize an instance of one of the configured personalization providers.

- or -

The default personalization provider defined in configuration could not be found.


The default provider returned a negative number for the count.

This method returns records where the page matches the specified pathtoMatch parameter and the user's LastActivityDate property value is less than or equal to the UserInactiveSinceDate property value. If UserInactiveSinceDate is set to MaxValue, a count of all users' personalization information is returned.

Note that the pathToMatch parameter can include wildcard characters. The method passes wildcard characters to the underlying data store. Wildcard character support is currently dependent on how each provider handles characters such as an asterisk (*), a percent symbol (%), or an underscore (_).

Normally, for SQL-compliant data stores, you can perform a wildcard search on a partial path with the wildcard character appearing at the beginning, the end, or the middle of the search string text in the PathToMatch property. For example, to find all paths that start with "~/vdir", the PathToMatch property would be set to "~/vdir%".

The pathToMatch parameter can be null. If set to null, the parameter is ignored when performing queries.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.