ProfileService.GetPropertiesMetadata ProfileService.GetPropertiesMetadata ProfileService.GetPropertiesMetadata ProfileService.GetPropertiesMetadata Method

Definition

Retrieves information about the profile properties that are available through the profile service.

public:
 cli::array <System::Web::ApplicationServices::ProfilePropertyMetadata ^> ^ GetPropertiesMetadata();
[System.ServiceModel.OperationContract]
public System.Web.ApplicationServices.ProfilePropertyMetadata[] GetPropertiesMetadata ();
member this.GetPropertiesMetadata : unit -> System.Web.ApplicationServices.ProfilePropertyMetadata[]
Public Function GetPropertiesMetadata () As ProfilePropertyMetadata()

Returns

An array of ProfilePropertyMetadata objects that contain information about the profile properties.

Remarks

Use the GetPropertiesMetadata method to retrieve information about profile properties from a client application that is compatible with the Windows Communication Framework (WCF). You can retrieve information such as the following:

  • The name and type of the properties.

  • Whether they are read-only.

  • Whether they can be accessed by users who have not been authenticated.

  • The default values for the properties.

After retrieving these values, a client application can take appropriate actions such as not trying to set a read-only property. The current user does not have to be authenticated in order to call the GetPropertiesMetadata method, because the properties apply to all users.

Applies to