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ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.ApplicationName Property

The name of the application using the custom membership provider.

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

public override string ApplicationName { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the application using the custom membership provider.


An attempt was made to set the ApplicationName property.


An attempt to access the ApplicationName property was made before the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider instance was initialized.

The ApplicationName property can be set to the name of the ASP.NET application; however, the application name is not used by the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class.

Therefore, unlike other MembershipProvider implementations, all ASP.NET applications that access the same Active Directory data store will always share the same user data.

.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.