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SqlMembershipProvider.GetUser Method (Object, Boolean)

Gets the information from the data source for the membership user associated with the specified unique identifier and updates the last activity date/time stamp for the user, if specified.

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

public override MembershipUser GetUser(
	Object providerUserKey,
	bool userIsOnline


Type: System.Object
The unique identifier for the user.
Type: System.Boolean
true to update the last-activity date/time stamp for the specified user; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Security.MembershipUser
A MembershipUser object representing the user associated with the specified unique identifier. If no user is found in the database for the specified providerUserKey value, null is returned.


providerUserKey is null.


providerUserKey is not of type Guid.

GetUser retrieves the user information from the data source and creates a MembershipUser object populated with the returned data. The user is identified using the unique identifier specified with the providerUserKey parameter.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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