MembershipProvider.GetUser Method (String, Boolean)


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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)

abstract GetUser : 
        username:string *
        userIsOnline:bool -> MembershipUser


Type: System.String

The name of the user to get information for.

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
Available since 2.0
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