ActiveDirectorySchemaClass.FindByName Method

Gets an ActiveDirectorySchemaClass object in the Active Directory Domain Services schema partition that matches a given directory context and name.

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

public static ActiveDirectorySchemaClass FindByName(
	DirectoryContext context,
	string ldapDisplayName


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContext

An DirectoryContext object that specifies the context for the search.

Type: System.String

A String that specifies the LDAP display name of the schema class for the search.

Return Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.ActiveDirectorySchemaClass
An ActiveDirectorySchemaClass object for the schema class that was found. Returns null if the class was not found.


The object was not found.


context does not refer to a valid Forest or ConfigurationSet, ldapDisplayName is an empty string.


context or ldapDisplayName is null.

.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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