System.Web.Profile Namespace

The System.Web.Profile namespace contains classes that are used to work with ASP.NET user profiles in Web server applications.

Remarks

ASP.NET profiles are used to store and retrieve user settings in a data source such as a database. Profile information and property values are managed by using a profile provider. Profile information can be stored in a Microsoft SQL Server database by using the SqlProfileProvider class, or in a custom data source by using an implementation of the ProfileProvider abstract class.

ASP.NET profiles are configured by using the profile configuration section.

When an application starts that has profiles enabled, ASP.NET creates a new class of type ProfileCommon, which inherits from the ProfileBase class. Strongly typed accessors are added to the ProfileCommon class for each property that is defined in the profile configuration section. An instance of the ProfileCommon class is set as the value of the HttpContext.Profile property of the current HttpContext object. You can create a custom profile implementation that inherits from the ProfileBase abstract class and that defines properties for the user profile that are not specified in the profile configuration element.

Classes

TypeReason
CustomProviderDataAttribute

Provides a string of custom data to the provider for a profile property.

DefaultProfile

Represents a user-profile instance when no profile properties are defined.

ProfileAuthenticationOption

Describes the authentication type of user profiles to be searched.

ProfileAutoSaveEventArgs

Provides data for the ProfileModule.ProfileAutoSaving event of the ProfileModule class.

ProfileAutoSaveEventHandler

Represents the method that will handle the ProfileModule.ProfileAutoSaving event of a ProfileModule.

ProfileBase

Provides untyped access to profile property values and information.

ProfileEventArgs

Provides data for the ProfileModule.Personalize event of the ProfileModule class.

ProfileEventHandler

Represents the method that will handle the ProfileModule.Personalize event of a ProfileModule.

ProfileGroupBase

Provides untyped access to grouped ASP.NET profile property values.

ProfileInfo

Provides information about a user profile.

ProfileInfoCollection

A collection of ProfileInfo objects.

ProfileManager

Manages user profile data and settings.

ProfileMigrateEventArgs

Provides data for the ProfileModule.MigrateAnonymous event of the ProfileModule class.

ProfileMigrateEventHandler

Represents the method that will handle the ProfileModule.MigrateAnonymous event of the ProfileModule class.

ProfileModule

Manages the creation of the user profile and profile events. This class cannot be inherited.

ProfileProvider

Defines the contract that ASP.NET implements to provide profile services using custom profile providers.

ProfileProviderAttribute

Identifies the profile provider for a user-profile property.

ProfileProviderCollection

A collection of objects that inherit the ProfileProvider abstract class.

SettingsAllowAnonymousAttribute

Identifies whether a profile property can be set or accessed for an anonymous user.

SqlProfileProvider

Manages storage of profile information for an ASP.NET application in a SQL Server database.