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MembershipProvider.GetUser Method (String, Boolean)

Gets information from the data source for a user. Provides an option to update the last-activity date/time stamp for the user.

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

public abstract MembershipUser GetUser(
	string username,
	bool userIsOnline
)

Parameters

username
Type: System.String
The name of the user to get information for.
userIsOnline
Type: System.Boolean
true to update the last-activity date/time stamp for the user; false to return user information without updating the last-activity date/time stamp for the user.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Security.MembershipUser
A MembershipUser object populated with the specified user's information from the data source.

Takes, as input, a user name and a Boolean value indicating whether to update the LastActivityDate property value for the user to show that the user is currently online. GetUser returns a MembershipUser object populated with current values from the data source for the specified user. If the user name is not found in the data source, GetUser returns null.

For an example of a MembershipProvider implementation, see Implementing a Profile Provider.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.

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