Web Profile Builder

It's been over five years since I've made any updates to this project.  I had basically

left it for dead because I personally no longer have a need for it.  I know a lot of

people do still rely on it though.  I had some free time recently so I decided to give

the project a little bump to make it easier to use and more accessible to those who do

still use it.



What's changed?

  • Most importantly, this is no longer required to be installed in the GAC.
    • There is no installer at all anymore!
    • Now it can be included in the project source control and referenced
  • Added support to install using NuGet.
    • PM> Install-Package WebProfileBuilder
  • Simplified the configuration.
    • Support for configuration via Web.config has been removed. This was
      more of a "nice to have" feature and added unneeded complexity to
      the code base.
    • All configurable options are still supported, but now it has to be
      configured in the web project file.  See below for a complete
      example of the configuration.
  • Moved project home to CodePlex.
  • Added build automation to the source code using NAnt.




  • The core code base has not been changed.  I didn't want to introduce any bugs, so
    I only changed the code necessary to achieve my goal.  All code changes were
    related to configuration.
  • If you are new to WebProfileBuilder, know the following:
    • The generated profile class does not get automatically included into the
      project.  You must use the Solution Explorer to show all files, then
      manually include the generated class into your project.  You only
      need to do this once.
    • You also must create the "Profile" property in your Page class. See
      below for an example.



Example web project file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<Project ToolsVersion="4.0"




    <!-- ... other project content ... -->


    <!--WebProfileBuilder setup.-->

    <UsingTask TaskName="BuildWebProfile"



    <Target Name="BeforeBuild">

        <!--WebSiteRoot, RootNamespace, and Language are required.-->

        <!--ClassName, Directory, and FileName are optional for additional customization.-->

        <BuildWebProfile WebSiteRoot="$(ProjectDir)"





                         FileName="MyWebProfile" />



    <!-- ... other project content ... -->





Example page class:

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Web.UI;


namespace CsExample {

    public partial class _Default : Page {

        //... other class content ...


        public static MyWebProfile Profile {

            get { return MyWebProfile.Current; }



        //... other class content ...



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