AuthorizationContext Class
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AuthorizationContext Class

Visual Studio 2010

Encapsulates the information that is required for using an AuthorizeAttribute attribute.


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

public class AuthorizationContext : ControllerContext

The AuthorizationContext type exposes the following members.

Public methodAuthorizationContext()Initializes a new instance of the AuthorizationContext class.
Public methodAuthorizationContext(ControllerContext) Obsolete. Initializes a new instance of the AuthorizationContext class using the specified controller context.
Public methodAuthorizationContext(ControllerContext, ActionDescriptor)Initializes a new instance of the AuthorizationContext class using the specified controller context and action descriptor.

Public propertyActionDescriptorProvides information about the action method that is marked by the AuthorizeAttribute attribute, such as its name, controller, parameters, attributes, and filters.
Public propertyControllerGets or sets the controller. (Inherited from ControllerContext.)
Public propertyHttpContextGets or sets the HTTP context. (Inherited from ControllerContext.)
Public propertyIsChildActionGets a value that indicates whether the associated action method is a child action. (Inherited from ControllerContext.)
Public propertyParentActionViewContextGets an object that contains the view context information for the parent action method. (Inherited from ControllerContext.)
Public propertyRequestContextGets or sets the request context. (Inherited from ControllerContext.)
Public propertyResultGets or sets the result that is returned by an action method.
Public propertyRouteDataGets or sets the URL route data. (Inherited from ControllerContext.)

Public methodEqualsDetermines 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 a hash function for a particular type. (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.)

When an action method is marked with the AuthorizeAttribute attribute, an AuthorizationContext instance is passed to the OnAuthorization method. The AuthorizationContext class encapsulates information about the controller, HTTP context, request context, route data, action descriptor, and action result.

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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