DirectoryContext Constructor (DirectoryContextType)

Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryContext class of the specified type that contains the credentials of the current user context.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices (in System.DirectoryServices.dll)

public DirectoryContext(
	DirectoryContextType contextType
)

Parameters

contextType
Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContextType

One of the DirectoryContextType members that specifies the type of context to create. For this constructor, the context type must be Domain or Forest. Other types of directory contexts cannot be created using this constructor because other types require a constructor that includes a parameter specifying the directory or target name.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

contextType is not valid.

PlatformNotSupportedException

This class does not work on the current platform.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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