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MembershipSection.DefaultProvider Property

Gets or sets the name of the default provider that is used to manage roles.

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

[StringValidatorAttribute(MinLength = )]
[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("defaultProvider", DefaultValue = "AspNetSqlMembershipProvider")]
public string DefaultProvider { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of a provider in Providers. The default is AspNetSqlRoleProvider.

The DefaultProvider must match a named value in the providers subsection of the membership section of the configuration file. An empty string ("") is not a valid value for the DefaultProvider property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DefaultProvider property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the MembershipSection class.

// Display Default Provider.
Console.WriteLine("DefaultProvider: {0}",

.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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.