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GetUserProfileByName method in userprofileservice.asmx returns null values when used in Service Refe

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I'm using Silverlight 4 to call GetUserProfileByName method of the SharePoint 2007 userprofileservice.asmx web service. For each of the PropertyData in the e.Result object that is returned, the Values array is null.

Below is the Completed event handler. Execution gets inside the if block for each of the PropertyData.


void client_GetUserProfileByNameCompleted(object sender, GetUserProfileByNameCompletedEventArgs e)
 foreach (PropertyData prop in e.Result)
  if (prop.Values == null) // this is ALWAYS true for each prop


After some investigation, I've found out this only happens when userprofileservice.asmx is added as a Service Reference. I tested this out by creating an ASP.NET project. In it I added userprofileservice.asmx as a Web Reference, and then as a Service Reference. For the Web Reference case,

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