Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Determine if your SPFieldUserValue is a user or group

SPFieldUserValue field = new SPFieldUserValue(web, item["AssignedTo"].ToString());

 // Test for a user or group value (null indicates a group)
      if (field.User != null)

1 comment:

  1. A user who has been removed from a site will also come back with field.User as null, sending you into the group code.

    And another gotcha that made things worse, web.Groups.GetByID doesn't check that a group exists before trying to get the group and errors out.

    As far as I can tell, the best option is to use a method to check if the group exists before you try to get it. And if it doesn't assume it is a removed user or group.


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