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Bind profile custom properties (from web.config) to gridview or formview

It seems that the ASP.NET Microsoft team didn't think about this!!
The profilemanager class has the following methods:
- DeleteInactiveP rofiles. Enables you to delete all profiles older than

a specified date.
- DeleteProfile. Enables you to delete a profile associated with a
specified username.
- DeleteProfiles. Enables you to delete a set of profiles.
- FindInactivePro filesByUserName . Returns a collection of ProfileInfo
objects that represent profiles that have been inactive since a
specified date and match a specified name.
- FindProfilesByU serName. Returns a collection of ProfileInfo objects
that represent profiles that match a specified username.
- GetAllInactiveP rofiles. Returns a collection of ProfileInfo objects
that represent profiles that have been inactive since a specified date.

- GetAllProfiles. Returns a collection of ProfileInfo objects that
represent all profiles.
- GetNumberOfInac tiveProfiles. Returns an integer that represents the
number of profiles that have been inactive since a specified date.
- GetNumberOfProf iles. Returns an integer that represents the total
number of profiles.
None of these methods return a complete profile, although many of the
methods return a collection of ProfileInfo objects. The ProfileInfo
object represents the following profile properties:
- IsAnonymous. A Boolean value that represents whether or not the
profile is associated with an anonymous or authenticated user.
- LastActivityDat e. A date and time that represents the last time the
profile was accessed.
- LastUpdatedDate . A date and time that represents the last time the
profile was updated.
- Size. An integer value that represents the size of the profile as
stored by the profile provider.
- UserName. A string that represents the user associated with the
I would like to retrieve all the custom properties that I've configure
on the Web.config and none of the available methods allows to do
I'm trying to do several things:
- get a list of all users with profiles in a gridview or most probably
formview where I can show a few of the properties of the profile
base-class i.e. username, IsAnonymous and also a few of the custom
properties defined within the <profile> section of the web.config file
i.e. acountry, atown, aphotoPath... and then a detailsview of a
selected profile where the full profile is displayed
- search for users that have a profile and that are from country XX and

town yy, etc.. so basically a search based on the properties defined
within the profile section of the web.config, then display the users
with profiles in a gridview/formview where I can show a few of the
properties of the profile base-class i.e. username, IsAnonymous and
also a few of the custom properties defined within the <profile>
section of the web.config file i.e. country, town, photoPath... and
then a detailsview of a selected profile where the full profile is
Part of web.config below:
<group name="Location" >
<add name="aCountry"
<add name="aCounty"
<add name="aTown"
<group name="MoreDetai ls">
<add name="aGender"
type="string" />
<add name="aAge" type="string"
<add name="aEthnicit y"
<add name="aPhotoPat h"
I hope someone can give me some help on this one.

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