DirectoryEntry.Children Property

Gets the child entries of this node in the Active Directory hierarchy.

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

public DirectoryEntries Children { get; }
/** @property */
public DirectoryEntries get_Children ()

public function get Children () : DirectoryEntries

Not applicable.

Property Value

A DirectoryEntries object containing the child entries of this node in the Active Directory hierarchy.

The child entries are only the immediate children of this node.

Use this property to find, retrieve, or create a directory entry in the hierarchy. This property is a collection that, along with the usual iteration capabilities, provides an Add method through which you add a node to the collection directly below the parent node that you are currently bound to. When adding a node to the collection, you must specify a name for the new node and the name of a schema template that you want to associate with the node. For example, you might want to use a schema titled "Computer" to add new computers to the hierarchy.


By default, changes are made locally to a cache. After you modify or add a node, you must call the CommitChanges method to commit your changes in order for them to be saved to the tree. If you call RefreshCache before calling CommitChanges, any uncommitted changes to the property cache will be lost. For more information, see the CommitChanges and RefreshCache methods, and the UsePropertyCache property.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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