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RoleProvider.RoleExists Method

Gets a value indicating whether the specified role name already exists in the role data source for the configured applicationName.

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

Public MustOverride Function RoleExists ( _
	roleName As String _
) As Boolean


Type: System.String
The name of the role to search for in the data source.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the role name already exists in the data source for the configured applicationName; otherwise, false.

RoleExists is called by the RoleExists method of the Roles class to determine whether a role name exists in the data source for the configured ApplicationName.

If the specified role name is Nothing or is an empty string, we recommend that your provider throw an exception.

The following code example shows a sample implementation of the RoleExists method.

Public Overrides Function RoleExists(ByVal rolename As String) As Boolean

    If rolename Is Nothing OrElse rolename = "" Then _
      Throw New ProviderException("Role name cannot be empty or null.")

    Dim exists As Boolean = False

    Dim conn As OdbcConnection = New OdbcConnection(connectionString)
    Dim cmd As OdbcCommand = New OdbcCommand("SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Roles " & _
                                             " WHERE Rolename = ? AND ApplicationName = ?", conn)

    cmd.Parameters.Add("@Rolename", OdbcType.VarChar, 255).Value = rolename
    cmd.Parameters.Add("@ApplicationName", OdbcType.VarChar, 255).Value = ApplicationName


        Dim numRecs As Integer = CType(cmd.ExecuteScalar(), Integer)

        If numRecs > 0 Then
            exists = True
        End If
    Catch e As OdbcException
        ' Handle exception.
    End Try

    Return exists
End Function

.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.