How can I get profile image from spuser and also phone?

Guid fieldID1 = item.Fields.GetFieldByInternalName("User").Id;

string valueField1 = item[fieldID1].ToString();
SPFieldUserValue userField = (SPFieldUserValue)item.Fields[fieldID1].GetFieldValue(valueField1);
SPUser user = userField.User;

text1.Text = user.Name;
text2.Text = user.Email;

Right now my code gets name and email from the user

3 Answers 3


You could consider at least two options:

  1. retrieve an additional user properties from User Information List
  2. retrieve user properties via User Profile

Option 1

var userInfoList = site.RootWeb.SiteUserInfoList;
var userInfoItem = userInfoList.GetItemById(user.ID);
var pictureUrl = userInfoItem["Picture"];
var workPhone = userInfoItem["WorkPhone"];

Option 2

var serviceContext = SPServiceContext.GetContext(site);
var userProfileManager = new UserProfileTypedManager(serviceContext);
var userProfile = userProfileManager.GetUserProfile(user.LoginName);
var workPhone = userProfile["WorkPhone"].Value;
var picture = userProfile["PictureURL"].Value;

You can look at the User Information List, to grab the Picture column contents. It's a hidden field, so you might have to write a console app to get the columns, or find a reference somewhere online.

Tobias Zimmergren did a blog post on getting user data from the User Information List from an SPUser object:


And You can also try to do something like this:

public string GetUserPicture(SPSite site)
    string userAccount = "domain\\account";

    ServerContext ctx = ServerContext.GetContext(site);
    UserProfileManager upm = new UserProfileManager(ctx);
    UserProfile up = upm.GetUserProfile(userAccount);

    return  up["PictureUrl"].Value;

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You can read Photo Url using User Profile Service API.

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://siteurl"))
    SPServiceContext context = SPServiceContext.GetContext(site);
    UserProfileManager profileManager = new UserProfileManager(context);
    UserProfile currentProfile = profileManager.GetUserProfile(user.LoginName);
    ProfileValueCollectionBase profileValueCollection = currentProfile.GetProfileValueCollection("PictureURL");

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