SPMember class

Represents the base class for the SPUser and SPGroup classes.

Inheritance hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)


Public MustInherit Class SPMember
Dim instance As SPMember
public abstract class SPMember


Each user or group in a site has a unique member ID, has the permissions associated with that membership, and can be represented by an SPMember object. Use the Member property of the SPRoleAssignment class to get the member that represents the user or group associated with a permission.

You can use an indexer to return a specific SPUser or SPGroup object for a Web site and then assign the object to an SPMember object, as follows.

Dim site As SPWeb = 

Dim memUser As SPMember = site.Users("User_Name")
Dim memGroup As SPMember = 
using(SPWeb oWebsite = SPContext.Current.Site.AllWebs["Site_Name"]);

SPMember oMemberName = oWebsite.Users["User_Name"];
SPMember oMemberGroup = oWebsite.Groups["Group_Name"];


Certain objects implement the IDisposable interface, and you must avoid retaining these objects in memory after they are no longer needed. For information about good coding practices, see Disposing Objects.

Thread safety

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

See also


SPMember members

Microsoft.SharePoint namespace