ApplicationPartition.GetApplicationPartition Method

Returns an ApplicationPartition object for a specified directory context.

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

public static ApplicationPartition GetApplicationPartition(
	DirectoryContext context


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContext

An DirectoryContext object that contains the target and credentials to use to retrieve the application partition object. The directory context must specify the DNS name of the application partition.

Return Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.ApplicationPartition
An ApplicationPartition object that represents the application partition for the specified directory context.


A target specified in context could not be found.


A call to the underlying directory service resulted in an error.


context is null.


context is not valid.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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