How can I get the current Editor of an list Item in SharePoint 2010 during ItemUpdating?

Problem is properties.AfterProperties["Editor"].ToString() throws and Exception cause it's null. This properties.ListItem["Editor"].ToString() is useless cause I get the Editor which made changes the last time.

Any guess how I can achieve this during the Updating?

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You can use properties.UserLoginName to get the current use. Note if you running your code in RunWithElevatedPreveliges, you need to write above statement before that.

  • I used this in my case properties.UserDisplayName
    – Markus S
    Jan 16, 2013 at 15:04

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