PublishingPage.Contact Property

Represents the user who currently owns this PublishingPage object.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing (in Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.dll)

public SPUser Contact { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUser
The SPUser object that represents the user who currently owns this PublishingPage


Current user does not have sufficient permissions to perform this action.

The Contact property is the preferred property for tracking a SPUser who owns a PublishingPage. However, if you do not specify a Contact value, then the LocalContactName, LocalContactEmail, and LocalContactImage properties provide user information that is specific to this PublishingPage. These values are relevant only for the specified PublishingPage and have no effect on any SPUser objects on the site.

The Contact property is mutually exclusive of the LocalContactName, LocalContactEmail, and LocalContactImage properties. Setting the LocalContactName, LocalContactE-mail, or LocalContactImage properties to a non-empty, non-null value clears the Contact property. Similarly, setting the Contact property to a non-null value clears the LocalContactName, LocalContactE-mail, and LocalContactImage properties.

You can set the Contact value to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

To save changes after setting the Contact property, you must call the Update method.

To set this value, the user must have both View and Edit permissions on the PublishingPage: View permissions to retrieve the page and to return its property values, and Edit permissions to change the value.

This sample sets some properties on a PublishingPage object, saves the new values, and publishes the PublishingPage.

Before compiling and running this sample, verify that this SPLIstItem is a list item in the pages document library of a PublishingWeb.

This sample presumes that the document library that contains the SPListItem requires content approval.

using PublishingPage = Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingPage;
using SPListItem = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem;
using SPFile = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFile;
using SPModerationStatusType = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPModerationStatusType;
using PublishingWeb = Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingWeb;
using SPUser = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUser;
using PageLayout = Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PageLayout;
using PublishingPageCollection = Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingPageCollection;

namespace Microsoft.SDK.SharePointServer.Samples
    public static class PublishingPageCodeSamples

        public static void SetPagePropertiesAndApprove(SPListItem listItem, SPUser pageContact)
            // TODO: Replace these variable values and input parameters with your own values.
            // New PublishingPage.Title value
            string newTitle = "your Title";
            // New PublishingPage.Description value
            string newDescription = "your Description";
            // The comment to set when the page is checked in, published, and approved.
            string checkInComment = "Your comments";

            // Validate the input parameters.
            if (null == listItem)
                throw new System.ArgumentNullException("listItem");
            if (null == pageContact)
                throw new System.ArgumentNullException("pageContact");

            // Get the PublishingPage wrapper for the SPListItem that was passed in.
            PublishingPage publishingPage = null;
            if (PublishingPage.IsPublishingPage(listItem))
                publishingPage = PublishingPage.GetPublishingPage(listItem);
                throw new System.ArgumentException("This SPListItem is not a PublishingPage", "listItem");

            // Check out the page if it is not checked out yet.
            if (publishingPage.ListItem.File.CheckOutStatus == SPFile.SPCheckOutStatus.None)

            // Set and save some properties on the PublishingPage.
            publishingPage.Title = newTitle;
            publishingPage.Description = newDescription;
            publishingPage.Contact = pageContact;

            // Publish the page, and approve it if required, so that the updated 
            // values are visible on the published Web site.
            SPFile pageFile = publishingPage.ListItem.File;