RoleService.IsCurrentUserInRole Method (String)


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Determines whether the logged-in user belongs to the specified role.

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

public bool IsCurrentUserInRole(
	string role


Type: System.String

The name of the role to check.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the user is in the specified role; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition

role is null or the user is not logged in.


Role management is not enabled.

The IsCurrentUserInRole method checks whether the logged-in user belongs to the specified role. The IsCurrentUserInRole method raises the SelectingProvider event.


Do not call the IsCurrentUserInRole method from code that is executing on the Web server. You call the IsCurrentUserInRole method only as part of a WCF service. For more information about how to check whether a user belongs to the specified group from code executing on the Web server, see the IsUserInRole method.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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