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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

IsGrantedExtensions.CanExecuteByUser(SecurityStrategy, IPermissionPolicyUser, String) Method

Checks whether the specified user can execute the specified Action.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Security

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Security.v21.2.dll


public static bool CanExecuteByUser(
    this SecurityStrategy security,
    IPermissionPolicyUser targetUser,
    string actionId


Name Type Description
security SecurityStrategy

A SecurityStrategy object that specifies an application’s Security Strategy.

targetUser IPermissionPolicyUser

An IPermissionPolicyUser object that is a user this method checks.

actionId String

An identifier of an Action this method checks.


Type Description

true, if the specified user can execute the specified Action; otherwise, false.


The following example shows how to use this method.

using DevExpress.ExpressApp;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.Security;
using DevExpress.Persistent.Base;
using DevExpress.Persistent.BaseImpl.PermissionPolicy;
// ...
public class CheckActionPermissionController : ViewController<ListView> {
    protected override void OnActivated() {
        SecurityStrategy securityStrategy = Application.GetSecurityStrategy();
        foreach (IPermissionPolicyUser user in ObjectSpace.GetObjects<PermissionPolicyUser>()) {
            if (securityStrategy.CanExecuteByUser(user, "CustomAction")) {
                // ...

You can find an Action’s identifier in the Model Editor:

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