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DirectoryEntry Methods

The methods of the DirectoryEntry class are listed here. For a complete list of DirectoryEntry class members, see the DirectoryEntry Members topic.

Public Methods

public methodClose Closes the DirectoryEntry and releases any system resources associated with this component.
public methodCommitChanges Saves any changes to the entry in the Active Directory store.
public methodCopyTo Overloaded. Creates a copy of this entry as a child of the specified parent.
public methodCreateObjRef (inherited from MarshalByRefObject) Creates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object.
public methodDeleteTree Deletes this entry and its entire subtree from the Active Directory hierarchy.
public methodDispose (inherited from Component) Overloaded. Releases the resources used by the Component.
public methodEquals (inherited from Object) Overloaded. Determines whether two Object instances are equal.
public methodstatic (Shared in Visual Basic)Exists Searches the directory store at the specified path to see whether an entry exists.
public methodGetHashCode (inherited from Object) Serves as a hash function for a particular type, suitable for use in hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table.
public methodGetLifetimeService (inherited from MarshalByRefObject) Retrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance.
public methodGetType (inherited from Object) Gets the Type of the current instance.
public methodInitializeLifetimeService (inherited from MarshalByRefObject) Obtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance.
public methodInvoke Calls a method on the native Active Directory.
public methodMoveTo Overloaded. Moves this entry to the specified parent.
public methodRefreshCache Overloaded. Loads the property values for this directory entry into the property cache.
public methodRename Changes the name of this entry.
public methodToString (inherited from Object) Returns a String that represents the current Object.

Protected Methods

protected methodDispose Overloaded. Overridden. Disposes of the resources (other than memory) used by the DirectoryEntry.
protected methodFinalize (inherited from Component) Overridden. Releases unmanaged resources and performs other cleanup operations before the Component is reclaimed by garbage collection.

In C# and C++, finalizers are expressed using destructor syntax.

protected methodGetService (inherited from Component) Returns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container.
protected methodMemberwiseClone (inherited from Object) Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

See Also

DirectoryEntry Class | System.DirectoryServices Namespace

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