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MembershipProviderCollection.Item Property

Gets the membership provider in the collection referenced by the specified provider name.

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

public MembershipProvider this[
	string name
] { get; }


Type: System.String
The name of the membership provider.

Property Value

Type: System.Web.Security.MembershipProvider
An object that inherits the MembershipProvider abstract class.

The membership providers for an application are exposed as a read-only MembershipProviderCollection by the Providers property of the Membership class. You can access a specific membership provider in the collection by name and cast it as the specific provider type, such as SqlMembershipProvider. This enables you to manage membership information from multiple data stores in a single application as well as access custom members of a membership provider that are not part of the MembershipProvider abstract class.

The following code example accesses a SqlMembershipProvider configured for an application from the Providers property of the Membership class by name.

SqlMembershipProvider p = (SqlMembershipProvider)Membership.Providers["SqlProvider"];
PasswordFormatLabel.Text = p.PasswordFormat.ToString();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.