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ProfilePropertyMetadata Class

ProfilePropertyMetadata Class

Provides a collection of values that describe a profile property.


Namespace:  System.Web.ApplicationServices
Assembly:  System.Web.Extensions (in System.Web.Extensions.dll)

public class ProfilePropertyMetadata : IExtensibleDataObject

The ProfilePropertyMetadata type exposes the following members.

Public methodProfilePropertyMetadataInitializes a new instance of the ProfilePropertyMetadata class.

Public propertyAllowAnonymousAccessGets or sets a value that indicates whether the property is available to unauthenticated users.
Public propertyDefaultValueGets or sets the default value of the property.
Public propertyExtensionDataInfrastructure. Gets or sets a reference to an ExtensionDataObject instance.
Public propertyIsReadOnlyGets or sets a value that indicates whether a profile property is read-only.
Public propertyPropertyNameGets or sets the name of the profile property.
Public propertySerializeAsGets or sets a value that indicates how to serialize the property value.
Public propertyTypeNameGets or sets the assembly-qualified name of the profile property type.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

You use the ProfilePropertyMetadata class to retrieve information about a profile property when you access profiles through the ProfileService class. You can retrieve the name and type of the property, whether it is read-only, whether it can be accessed by users who have not been authenticated, and the default value. An application can take the appropriate actions based on these values, such as not trying to set a read-only property.

To access the ProfilePropertyMetadata object from an application that is compatible with the Windows Communication Framework (WCF), use the GetPropertiesMetadata method of the ProfileService class. The user does not have to be logged on to retrieve the ProfilePropertyMetadata object because the metadata for profile properties is not specific to a user's profile property values.

The values in the ProfilePropertyMetadata class are set in the Web.config file in the add element of the properties section when the property is defined.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

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