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ProfileManager.Provider Property

Gets a reference to the default profile provider for the application.

Namespace: System.Web.Profile
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public static ProfileProvider Provider { get; }
/** @property */
public static ProfileProvider get_Provider ()

public static function get Provider () : ProfileProvider

Not applicable.

Property Value

The default profile provider for the application.

Exception typeCondition


An attempt was made to get the Provider property value without at least Medium permission.

The Provider property enables you to reference the default profile provider for an application directly. This is commonly used to access custom members of the profile provider that are not part of the ProfileProvider abstract base class.

The following code example lists properties of the default profile provider.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Profile" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">

public void Page_Load()
  ProviderNameLabel.Text        = ProfileManager.Provider.Name;
  ProviderTypeLabel.Text        = ProfileManager.Provider.GetType().ToString();
  ProviderDescriptionLabel.Text = ProfileManager.Provider.Description;


<html xmlns="" >
<title>Default Profile Provider Information</title>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Default Profile Provider Information</h3>

  <table border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
      <td>Provider Name</td>
      <td><asp:Label id="ProviderNameLabel" runat="server" /></td>
      <td>Provider Type</td>
      <td><asp:Label id="ProviderTypeLabel" runat="server" /></td>
      <td>Provider Description</td>
      <td><asp:Label id="ProviderDescriptionLabel" runat="server" /></td>



Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0