With the Code below i'm able to get access to a custom profile property which i created ("Qualifications"). Somehow i dont get it how to get access to the stored information for the custom property field..

using System;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Web.UI;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
    using Microsoft.SharePoint;
    using Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls;
    using Microsoft.SharePoint.Security;
    using Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal;
    using Microsoft.Office.Server;
    using Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles;
    using System.Diagnostics;

    namespace CV.CV
        public class CV : WebPart

            Property propQualifications = null;
            string strQualifications = "";

            protected override void OnPreRender(EventArgs e)
                var test = GetUserProperties();

            public Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyCollection GetUserProperties()
                Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyCollection oPropertyCollection = null;

                System.Security.PermissionSet ps = new System.Security.PermissionSet(System.Security.Permissions.PermissionState.Unrestricted);

                Microsoft.SharePoint.SPServiceContext serviceContext = Microsoft.SharePoint.SPServiceContext.Current;
                Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager upm = new Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager(serviceContext);

                oPropertyCollection = upm.PropertiesWithSection;

                propQualifications = oPropertyCollection.GetPropertyByName("Qualifications");
                strQualifications = propQualifications.ToString();


                return oPropertyCollection;

1 Answer 1


You need to get a user profile object and once you have the object you can access the profile's properties, including the custom ones. For example:

        UserProfileManager upm = new UserProfileManager(SPServiceContext.GetContext(site));
        UserProfile p = upm.GetUserProfile("accountname");
        object value = p["propertyname"][0];
  • I can't debug this Part.. it shows me the disassembly.. so its a little bit hard to check if its working or not..
    – Peter
    Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 14:24
  • I'm not sure I'm following you.
    – Rob D'Oria
    Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 18:57
  • When i'm debugging your code, which i added in my webpart. I can't debug these commands. I have the posibility to see the disassembly since the debugger wants to debug on server-side
    – Peter
    Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 20:32
  • I had a Breakpoint on object value = p["propertyname"][0]; so the debugger had an error, removed it and now everything works fine!
    – Peter
    Commented Aug 3, 2011 at 7:34

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