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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)

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

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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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