MembershipCreateStatus Enumeration
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MembershipCreateStatus Enumeration


Describes the result of a CreateUser operation.

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

public enum MembershipCreateStatus

Member nameDescription

The e-mail address already exists in the database for the application.


The provider user key already exists in the database for the application.


The user name already exists in the database for the application.


The password answer is not formatted correctly.


The e-mail address is not formatted correctly.


The password is not formatted correctly.


The provider user key is of an invalid type or format.


The password question is not formatted correctly.


The user name was not found in the database.


The provider returned an error that is not described by other MembershipCreateStatus enumeration values.


The user was successfully created.


The user was not created, for a reason defined by the provider.

The MembershipCreateStatus enumeration indicates the success or failure of an attempt to create a new user. If the CreateUser operation fails, the MembershipCreateStatus enumeration describes the cause of the failure.


If you are not familiar with the membership features of ASP.NET, see Introduction to Membership before continuing. For a list of other topics related to membership, see Managing Users by Using Membership.

If you use a CreateUser method overload that does not specify an output parameter of type MembershipCreateStatus, an unsuccessful attempt to create a new user throws a MembershipCreateUserException with the StatusCode property set to one of the MembershipCreateStatus enumeration values.

The following code example creates a new user for an ASP.NET application configured to use forms authentication and ASP.NET membership. If the user is not created successfully, a message is displayed to the user. If the user is created successfully, the user is redirected to the login page for the application. This code example uses the MembershipCreateStatus enumeration to determine the message displayed to the user in the event of a failure.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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