‘Microsoft.Owin.IOwinContext’ does not contain a definition for ‘GetUserManager’ and no extension method

asp.net, asp.net-identity, asp.net-identity-2, asp.net-mvc-5

The following code is copied from the Asp.Net Identity 2.0 sample.

private ApplicationUserManager _userManager;public ApplicationUserManager UserManager{    get    {        return // Error           _userManager ?? HttpContext.GetOwinContext().GetUserManager<ApplicationUserManager>();    }    private set    {        _userManager = value;    }}

However it gets the following error?

Error 3 'Microsoft.Owin.IOwinContext' does not contain a definition for 'GetUserManager' and no extension method 'GetUserManager' accepting a first argument of type 'Microsoft.Owin.IOwinContext' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)


The version 2 of Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.Owin.dll already exists in …\packages\Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.Owin.2.0.1\lib\net45.

However, the view definition of HttpContext.GetOwinContext() are different between my project and the sample. The first three lines of my project are

#region Assembly Microsoft.Owin.Host.SystemWeb.dll, v2.0.0.0// C:\......\packages\Microsoft.Owin.Host.SystemWeb.2.0.0\lib\net45\Microsoft.Owin.Host.SystemWeb.dll#endregion

while the sample is

#region Assembly Microsoft.Owin.Host.SystemWeb.dll, v2.1.0.0// C:\....\sample\packages\Microsoft.Owin.Host.SystemWeb.2.1.0\lib\net45\Microsoft.Owin.Host.SystemWeb.dll#endregion

But I already updated all Owin Nuget packages to the newest version using Neget.

Best Solution

The extension method was moved to a different namespace, try adding

using Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.Owin;