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IdentityReference Class

Represents an identity and is the base class for the NTAccount and SecurityIdentifier classes. This class does not provide a public constructor, and therefore cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Security.Principal
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public abstract class IdentityReference

The IdentityReference type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyValueGets the string value of the identity represented by the IdentityReference object.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsReturns a value that indicates whether the specified object equals this instance of the IdentityReference class. (Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for IdentityReference. GetHashCode is suitable for use in hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table. (Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsValidTargetTypeReturns a value that indicates whether the specified type is a valid translation type for the IdentityReference class.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns the string representation of the identity represented by the IdentityReference object. (Overrides Object.ToString().)
Public methodTranslateTranslates the account name represented by the IdentityReference object into another IdentityReference-derived type.
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  NameDescription
Public operatorStatic memberEqualityCompares two IdentityReference objects to determine whether they are equal. They are considered equal if they have the same canonical name representation as the one returned by the Value property or if they are both null.
Public operatorStatic memberInequalityCompares two IdentityReference objects to determine whether they are not equal. They are considered not equal if they have different canonical name representations than the one returned by the Value property or if one of the objects is null and the other is not.
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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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