ActiveDirectorySchemaProperty.FindByName Method

Gets an ActiveDirectorySchemaProperty 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 ActiveDirectorySchemaProperty FindByName(
	DirectoryContext context,
	string ldapDisplayName


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContext

A DirectoryContext object that specifies the context for the search.

Type: System.String

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

Return Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.ActiveDirectorySchemaProperty
An ActiveDirectorySchemaProperty object for the schema property that is found. null if the property is not found.


The object was not found.


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


context or ldapDisplayName is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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