SPPermission class

NOTE: This API is now obsolete.

Use the new SPRoleDefinition and SPRoleAssignment classes instead, to define roles and to assign users to them. For more information, see Authorization object model. (In Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, SPRole represented the permission assigned to a user or group for a list or a site and is maintained for backward compatibility.)


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

[ObsoleteAttribute("Use the SPRoleAssignment class instead")]
public class SPPermission

Use the Permissions property of either the SPList or SPWeb class to return an SPPermissionCollection object that represents the collection of permissions for a list or a site. Use an indexer to return a single permission from the collection. For example, if the collection is assigned to a variable named collPermissions, use collPermissions[index] in C#, or collPermissions(index) in Visual Basic, where index is either the index number of the permission in the collection or the SPMember object for a user or group that has the permission for the list or site.

A permission consists of a right or combination of rights as specified by the SPRights enumeration. The PermissionMask property contains the set of rights assigned to the user or group.

The following code example uses the PermissionMask property of the SPPermission class to modify the permissions assigned to a single user.

SPSite oSiteCollection = SPContext.Current.Site;
using(SPWeb oWebsite = oSiteCollection.AllWebs["Site_Name"])
    SPList oList = oWebsite.Lists["List_Name"];
    SPPermissionCollection collPermissions = oList.Permissions;
    SPUserCollection collUsers = oWebsite.Users;

    SPMember oMember = collUsers["User_Name"];

    oList.Permissions[oMember].PermissionMask = 
        SPRights.AddListItems | SPRights.EditListItems;

Certain objects implement the IDisposable interface, and you must avoid retaining these objects in memory after they are no longer needed. For information about good coding practices, see Disposing Objects.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.