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SettingsAllowAnonymousAttribute Constructor

Creates a new instance of the SettingsAllowAnonymousAttribute class and specifies whether to allow anonymous access to the associated profile property.

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

public SettingsAllowAnonymousAttribute(
	bool allow


Type: System.Boolean

true if anonymous users can access the associated profile property; otherwise false.

The SettingsAllowAnonymousAttribute class is used to identify whether a property of a custom profile implementation can be accessed if the user is an anonymous user. For information about enabling anonymous identification, see the anonymousIdentification configuration element.

If no SettingsAllowAnonymousAttribute is specified for a profile property, anonymous access to the profile property is not allowed.

A custom profile implementation is a class that inherits from the ProfileBase abstract class and defines properties for the user profile that are not specified in the profile configuration element.

The following example defines a class that inherits from the ProfileBase class to create a custom profile. The type of the custom profile is specified in the inherits attribute of the profile configuration element in the Web.config file for an application. For an example of a configuration file that specifies a custom profile implementation, see the SettingsAllowAnonymousAttribute class overview.

using System;
using System.Web.Profile;

namespace Samples.AspNet.Profile
  public class EmployeeProfile : ProfileBase
    public string Department
      get { return base["EmployeeDepartment"].ToString(); }
      set { base["EmployeeDepartment"] = value; }

    public EmployeeInfo Details
      get { return (EmployeeInfo)base["EmployeeInfo"]; }
      set { base["EmployeeInfo"] = value; }


  public class EmployeeInfo
    public string Name;
    public string Address;
    public string Phone;
    public string EmergencyContactName;
    public string EmergencyContactAddress;
    public string EmergencyContactPhone;

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0