DirectoryEntry.NativeObject Property

Gets the native Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) object.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
[DSDescriptionAttribute("DSNativeObject")]
public Object NativeObject { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object
The native ADSI object.

Use this property to cast the native Active Directory Domain Services object, which implements the IADs interface, when you want to use a COM interface. For more information about the IADs interface, see the topic IADs in the MSDN Library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library.

This object is for advanced scenarios that cannot be accomplished with the System.DirectoryServices classes alone. To use it, you need to import one of the COM interfaces from the IADs family, then cast this property to that interface.

.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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