In this first part of our series on the ASP.NET personalization feature, we defined what the Profile object is, when to use it, and how it is different from the Session object. In addition, we examined how to define both simple properties and group properties by updating the profile configuration section of the web.config file.
In the coming series, we will discuss more advanced topics of the Profile object, such as defining custom objects in the profile configuration section, and how to retrieve, delete, update, search, and otherwise manage profiles. We will also discuss how to configure the Profile object to work with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 instead of Microsoft SQL Server 2005, how to move an anonymous profile to an authenticated profile, and many more interesting features.
Happy Dot Netting!