DirectoryEntry.Name Property

Gets the name of the object as named with the underlying directory service.

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

public string Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the object as named with the underlying directory service.

This name, along with SchemaClassName, distinguishes this entry from its siblings and must be unique among its siblings in each container.

The following example creates a DirectoryEntry for the node in the Active Directory Domain Services. It then displays the Name and Path properties of its child nodes.

String myADSPath = "LDAP://onecity/CN=Users,
DirectoryEntry myDirectoryEntry=new DirectoryEntry(myADSPath);

Console.WriteLine("DirectoryEntry Name :"+ myDirectoryEntry.Name);
Console.WriteLine("\nThe child entries for this node "+
   "in the Active Directory Domain Services hierarchy");

foreach(DirectoryEntry myDirectoryEntryChild in

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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