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DirectoryEntry.CopyTo Method (DirectoryEntry)

Creates a copy of this entry as a child of the specified parent.

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

public DirectoryEntry CopyTo(
	DirectoryEntry newParent


Type: System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry

The distinguished name of the DirectoryEntry object that will be the parent for the copy that is being created.

Return Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry
A DirectoryEntry object that represents the copy of this entry as a child of the new parent.


The specified DirectoryEntry is not a container.

If UsePropertyCache is true, call CommitChanges on the new object to make the copy permanent.

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) provider does not currently support the CopyTo(DirectoryEntry) method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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