SPUtility.GetPrincipalsInGroup method

Gets users or groups that belong to the specified group. The specified group can be a Microsoft Windows security group, an ASP.NET role, or a SharePoint group.

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


<DirectoryServicesPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Assert, Unrestricted := True)> _
Public Shared Function GetPrincipalsInGroup ( _
    web As SPWeb, _
    input As String, _
    maxCount As Integer, _
    <OutAttribute> ByRef reachedMaxCount As Boolean _
) As SPPrincipalInfo()
Dim web As SPWeb
Dim input As String
Dim maxCount As Integer
Dim reachedMaxCount As Boolean
Dim returnValue As SPPrincipalInfo()

returnValue = SPUtility.GetPrincipalsInGroup(web, _
    input, maxCount, reachedMaxCount)
[DirectoryServicesPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Assert, Unrestricted = true)]
public static SPPrincipalInfo[] GetPrincipalsInGroup(
    SPWeb web,
    string input,
    int maxCount,
    out bool reachedMaxCount


  • maxCount
    Type: System.Int32

    The maximum number of members to return.

  • reachedMaxCount
    Type: System.Boolean

    The information about whether the maximum number of members has been reached.

Return value

Type: []
true if there are more members that were not returned; otherwise, false.


Exception Condition

The web or input parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The maxCount parameter is less than 0.

See also


SPUtility class

SPUtility members

Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities namespace