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userProfile object

Obsolete. Provides methods that allow a script to request read access to and perform read actions on a user's profile information.


The userProfile object has these types of members:


The userProfile object has these methods.


Obsolete. Adds an entry to the queue for read requests.


Obsolete. Clears all requests in the read-requests queue to prepare for new profile-information requests.


Obsolete. Performs all requests located in the read-requests queue.


Obsolete. Returns the value of the named attribute from the userProfile object.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.


Sets the value of the specified attribute.


Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.


As of Windows Internet Explorer 7, this object is obsolete and should not be used.

The script request is queued before reading or writing is performed. This simplifies user experience, because users are prompted only once for profile release permissions for a batch of requests.

Windows Internet Explorer 8 or later. The behavior of the setAttribute method depends on the current document compatibility mode. For more information, see Attribute Differences in Internet Explorer 8.


This script example runs on the client and uses the userProfile object to read various values from the profile information.

// Queue a request for read access to multiple profile attributes.
// Request access to the information.
navigator.userProfile.doReadRequest(usage-code, "Acme Corporation");
// Now perform read operations to access the information.
name = navigator.userProfile.getAttribute("vcard.displayname");
gender = navigator.userProfile.getAttribute("vcard.gender");
// The script can now use the 'name' and 'gender' variables
// to personalize content or to send information back to the server.
// Clear the request queue to prepare for later information requests.



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