I am logging in user as virtual user to Sitecore. For some reason default wallpaper for user is blue screen instead of default Sitecore field image. enter image description here if I update wallpaper manually via dialog it save value somewhere and show correct wallpaper even for next login. enter image description here

I tried this code. It works for common Sitecore user but does not work virtual user.

 virtualUser.Profile.SetCustomProperty("Wallpaper", "/sitecore/shell/themes/backgrounds/Field.jpg");

How can I setup wallpaper for virtual user? (Sitecore 8.2)

  • can you try to virtualUser.Profile.Save() after virtualUser.Profile.SetCustomProperty(...)? Dec 2, 2019 at 12:49
  • @TamásTárnok yes. it did not help.
    – Vlad
    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:50
  • Does it happen right away? virtual user client data gets flushed, every 4 hours by default. <agent type="Sitecore.Tasks.CompactClientDataAgent" method="Run" interval="04:00:00"/>
    – Mark Cassidy
    Dec 2, 2019 at 13:05
  • @MarkCassidy yes. it does not show me default field image immediately after login.
    – Vlad
    Dec 2, 2019 at 14:52

1 Answer 1


The problem could be is that you are using the following:

virtualUser.Profile.SetCustomProperty("Wallpaper", "/sitecore/shell/themes/backgrounds/Field.jpg")

Try to use the following:

virtualUser.Profile["Wallpaper"] = "/sitecore/shell/themes/backgrounds/Field.jpg"


The SetCustomProperty does not check if the user is virtual user or not, but the [] checks it and it saves into the user.RuntimeSettings.Properties if the user is virtual.

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