Encapsulates the methods and search patterns used to execute a query against the underlying principal store.
[DirectoryServicesPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
[DirectoryServicesPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Unrestricted = true)]
public class PrincipalSearcher : IDisposable
The default page size of 256 KB is used when the
class performs a query for domain principals. The application may override the default value by setting the PrincipalSearcher property in the underlying PageSize object that is returned from the DirectorySearcher method. GetUnderlyingSearcher System .Object System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement .PrincipalSearcher
in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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.
Supported in: 3.5