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7/6/2009 8:00 PM

Hey everyone, I'm on DNN 5.1 and I've been trying to get this to work for about 2 weeks now. It seems there aren't many tutorials online for this particular bit. I'm basically trying to be able to get and set user profile properties such as name, email, phone and a few custom properties that have been added.

This is essentially what I am doing that isn't working

DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo CurUser = new DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo();


CurUser.Username = this.UserName;

CurUser.UserID = this.UserID;

CurUser.Profile.SetProfileProperty("FirstName", this.FirstName);

CurUser.Profile.SetProfileProperty("CustomField", this.CustomField);

DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserController.UpdateUser(this.PortalID, CurUser);



I usually get an error saying something like "Object reference not set to an instance of an object", which I don't believe is true. I'm not sure if I'm being vague or leaving anything out, but if anyone could help me out that would be super.





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7/7/2009 6:16 PM

Excuse me, I meant DNN version 5.0.1.  Can anyone point me in the right direction on this one please?

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7/8/2009 10:41 PM

Which line is causing issues?  Off the top of my head your code looks ok.

Philip Beadle - Employee
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7/9/2009 5:36 PM

 Hey Philip,

thanks for the help. :)

Well I found that my problem was that for some reason the username and userid weren't getting properly passed to the above code, but now are. I'm still have problems though.  No errors are thrown, but when I go to update the profile, only certain fields are updated (firstname, lastname and email) which I've noticed are the only fields accessible by DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo(), the other profile fields are one level deeper in the Profile class of the UserInfo class. I'm not sure why those fields aren't updating, the same problem persists for my custom fields.


DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo CurUser = new DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo();


CurUser.Username = UserName;

CurUser.UserID = UserID;

CurUser.FirstName = FirstName; //Updates

CurUser.LastName = LastName; //Updates

CurUser.Profile.City = City; //Doesn't update


CurUser.Email = Email; //Updates

CurUser.Profile.SetProfileProperty("RecurID", RecurID.ToString());  //Custom Field Doesn't update

DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserController.UpdateUser(PortalID, CurUser);



Any Ideas??

Thanks alot!

Stefan V Ott

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7/9/2009 11:06 PM

I believe the problem lies with the manner in which you are initializing CurUser. Assuming that you are updating profile properties for an already existing user, instead of calling the constructor for a new UserInfo object, you should be getting a UserInfo object for an existing user by either the UserID or Username. This insures that the profile property collection is properly hydrated and in particular its isHydrated and isDirty flags are appropriately set. I would try the following:

DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo CurUser = DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserController.GetUser(PortalID, UserID, False);
CurUser.Profile.SetProfileProperty("RecurID", RecurID.ToString());
DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserController.UpdateUser(PortalID, CurUser);

Note that since UpdateUser calls UpdateUserProfile if any of the profile properties are dirty, the call to UpdateUserProfile is not needed.

If, on the otherhand, you are creating a new user, it will be necessary to call the CreateUser static method of the UserController.

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