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DirectoryContext Constructor (DirectoryContextType, String, String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryContext class of the specified type that contains the specified target, user name, and password.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices (in System.DirectoryServices.dll)
public DirectoryContext(
	DirectoryContextType contextType,
	string name,
	string username,
	string password


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContextType

One of the DirectoryContextType members that specifies the type of context to create.

Type: System.String

The target of the directory context. This string can take any of the formats defined in the Remarks section of the DirectoryContext topic.

Type: System.String

The user name to use for access.

Type: System.String

The password to use for access.


name is not valid.


name is null.


contextType is not valid.


This class does not work on the current platform.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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