A collection of objects that inherit the System.Web.Security.MembershipProvider abstract class.
See Also: MembershipProviderCollection Members
The membership providers for an application are exposed as a read-only System.Web.Security.MembershipProviderCollection by the Membership.Providers property of the System.Web.Security.Membership class. You can access a specific membership provider in the collection by name and cast it as the specific provider type, such as System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider. This enables you to manage membership information from multiple data stores in a single application as well as access custom members of a membership provider that are not part of the System.Web.Security.MembershipProvider abstract class.