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DirectoryConnection Class

The DirectoryConnection class is an abstract class and cannot be instantiated. Use the LdapConnection or DsmlSoapHttpConnection classes to connect to a directory server.

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

public abstract class DirectoryConnection

The DirectoryConnection type exposes the following members.

Protected methodDirectoryConnectionThe DirectoryConnection constructor initializes a new instance of a DirectoryConnection class.

Public propertyClientCertificatesThe ClientCertificates property specifies one or more client certificates to send for authentication.
Public propertyCredentialThe Credential property specifies alternate credentials for the connection object.
Public propertyDirectoryThe Directory property specifies the domain or the server to which the connection should be made.
Public propertyTimeoutThe Timeout property contains the length of time, in seconds, before the connection times out.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from 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 a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSendRequestThe SendRequest method sends a single directory operation to the server.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.