This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

PersonalizationDictionary Class

Encapsulates basic validation rules that indicate whether a piece of custom data is considered personalizable in either User or Shared scope.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public class PersonalizationDictionary : IDictionary, 
	ICollection, IEnumerable

A PersonalizationDictionary instance is a collection of PersonalizationEntry objects, which consist of a personalization scope and an object value. These entries are assigned a key in the PersonalizationDictionary object.

A good practice is to add all properties to the dictionary using the Save(PersonalizationDictionary) method, regardless of the scope of the page. The .NET Framework saves the information in the appropriate way; for example, shared data is saved when the page is in Shared scope. However, shared properties are not saved when a Web Parts value is being saved, the page is in User scope, and the WebPart control was added with the page in Shared scope.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0