This guide contains information to help you create a System.DirectoryServices application using either the C# or Visual Basic .NET programming languages.
This section provides a brief introduction to System.DirectoryServices. Topics include:
What you should know before using this guide
It is helpful to be familiar with Active Directory architecture. For more information about Active Directory, see "About Active Directory" in the MSDN Library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library.
Reference information for System.DirectoryServices is available in the following locations:
Reference topics for the System.DirectoryServices namespace are in the .NET Framework Reference Class Library section.
Reference topics for the Active Directory Schema contain a list of classes and attributes that are included with Active Directory. For more information about the Active Directory Schema, see "Active Directory Schema" in the MSDN Library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library.
For more information about .NET Framework and the common language runtime, see the .NET Framework SDK Getting Started Guide.