In SharePoint 2010, I have custom Web Parts. In the Web Part Gallery, I grant read permissions to certain users to let them add these web parts to a page. Within CreateChildControls, how can I detect if the current user is able to read the current web part?

Basically, I am looking for the equivalent of the DoesUserHavePermissions method (from SPList) for the current web part.

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You can use the below code in your CreateChildControls method:

protected override void CreateChildControls()
    using (SPSite spSite = new SPSite("http://sitecollectionurl"))
         using (SPWeb spWeb = spSite.OpenWeb())
            // Get the current user.
            SPUser currentUser = SPContext.Current.Web.CurrentUser;
            // Get the list.
            SPList spList = spWeb.Lists.TryGetList("MyList");
            // Variable to determine permission.

            bool userPermission = spList.DoesUserHavePermissions(currentUser, SPBasePermissions.AddListItems);
            if (userPermission)
                  // Perform operation here.
  • Thanks. Yes, that is the DoesUserHavePermissions method for interrogating a LIST. I mentioned that. I am looking for something similar to interrogate the current WEB PART.
    – CigarDoug
    Nov 1, 2016 at 11:02
  • In the line trygetlist, use spWeb.Lists.TryGetList("Web Part Gallery"); Nov 1, 2016 at 11:15

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