ProfileManager.Provider Property


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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 Value

Type: System.Web.Profile.ProfileProvider

The default profile provider for the application.

Exception Condition

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>



.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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