Ian GM Ian GM - 3 months ago 28
C# Question

Get UserName in a Windows 10 C# UWP Universal Windows app

I am struggling with yet another simple task in the Windows 10 UWP world.

I simply need the UserName of the current Windows user. Environment.UserName is just not a thing in UWP. And no amount of searching the web has helped so far. Hence my post here.

Anyone? Is this just not possible now?




  1. Add "User Account Information" capability to your app
  2. Use this code to get user display name:

    private async void Page_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        IReadOnlyList<User> users = await User.FindAllAsync();
        var current = users.Where(p => p.AuthenticationStatus == UserAuthenticationStatus.LocallyAuthenticated && 
                                    p.Type == UserType.LocalUser).FirstOrDefault();
        // user may have username
        var data = await current.GetPropertyAsync(KnownUserProperties.AccountName);
        string displayName = (string)data;
        //or may be authinticated using hotmail 
            string a = (string)await current.GetPropertyAsync(KnownUserProperties.FirstName);
            string b = (string)await current.GetPropertyAsync(KnownUserProperties.LastName);
            displayName = string.Format("{0} {1}", a, b);
        text1.Text = displayName;