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Membership.UpdateUser Method

Updates the database with the information for the specified user.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Sub UpdateUser ( _
	user As MembershipUser _
)

Parameters

user
Type: System.Web.Security.MembershipUser
A MembershipUser object that represents the user to be updated and the updated information for the user.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

user is Nothing.

UpdateUser takes, as input, a MembershipUser object populated with current information for the membership user and updates the data source with the property values of the MembershipUser object. You can construct a new MembershipUser, or retrieve a MembershipUser object populated with current values at the data source using the GetUser, GetAllUsers, FindUsersByName, or FindUsersByEmail methods.

The following code example updates the e-mail address for the current logged-on user.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example contains a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.


<%@ Page Language="vb" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

Dim u As MembershipUser

Public Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, args As EventArgs)

  u = Membership.GetUser(User.Identity.Name)

  If Not IsPostBack Then EmailTextBox.Text = u.Email

End Sub

Public Sub UpdateEmailButton_OnClick(sender As Object, args As EventArgs)

  Try
    u.Email = EmailTextBox.Text

    Membership.UpdateUser(u)

    Msg.Text = "User e-mail updated."
  Catch e As System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderException
    Msg.Text = e.Message
  End Try

End Sub

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>Sample: Update User E-Mail</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <h3>Update E-Mail Address for <%=User.Identity.Name%></h3>

  <asp:Label id="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" /><br />

  <table cellpadding="3" border="0">
    <tr>
      <td>E-mail Address:</td>
      <td><asp:TextBox id="EmailTextBox" MaxLength="128" Columns="30" runat="server" /></td>
      <td><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="EmailRequiredValidator" runat="server"
                                    ControlToValidate="EmailTextBox" ForeColor="red"
                                    Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td></td>
      <td><asp:Button id="UpdateEmailButton" 
                      Text="Update E-mail" 
                      OnClick="UpdateEmailButton_OnClick" 
                      runat="server" /></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</form>

</body>
</html>


.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.
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