Retrieves information about the profile properties that are available through the profile service.
Assembly: System.Web.Extensions (in System.Web.Extensions.dll)
Use the method to retrieve information about profile properties from a client application that is compatible with the Windows Communication Framework (WCF). You can retrieve information such as the following:
The name and type of the properties.
Whether they are read-only.
Whether they can be accessed by users who have not been authenticated.
The default values for the properties.
After retrieving these values, a client application can take appropriate actions such as not trying to set a read-only property. The current user does not have to be authenticated in order to call the method, because the properties apply to all users.