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Membership.GetUser Method

Gets the information from the data source and updates the last-activity date/time stamp for the current logged-on membership user.

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

public static MembershipUser GetUser()

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Security.MembershipUser
A MembershipUser object representing the current logged-on user.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

No membership user is currently logged in.

GetUser() retrieves the user information from the data source and creates a MembershipUser object populated with the returned data. If you use one of the GetUser overloads that does not take a username parameter, GetUser returns the information for the current logged-on membership user. The current logged-on membership user is identified by the Name of the user in the current HttpContext.

You can also specify whether you want GetUser to update the last-activity date/time stamp for the user being retrieved using the userIsOnline parameter. Of the GetUser overloads that do not take a userIsOnline parameter, GetUser() implicitly updates the last-activity date/time stamp for the user. GetUser(System.String) and GetUser(System.Object) do not.

The following code example updates the last-activity date/time stamp for the current logged-on membership user and displays the user name in the ASP.NET page.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

MembershipUser currentUser;

public void Page_Load()
{
  currentUser = Membership.GetUser();
}

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>Home Page</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
Welcome <b><%=currentUser.UserName%></b>. 
</form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

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