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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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5