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Principal.GetUnderlyingObject Method

Returns the underlying DirectoryEntry object that provides the contact data for the principal object.

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

public Object GetUnderlyingObject()

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The underlying DirectoryEntry object.


The current principal has not been persisted and does not have an associated DirectoryEntry object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.