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Domain.GetDomain Method

Gets the Domain object for the specified context.

Namespace: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory
Assembly: System.DirectoryServices (in system.directoryservices.dll)

public static Domain GetDomain (
	DirectoryContext context
public static Domain GetDomain (
	DirectoryContext context
public static function GetDomain (
	context : DirectoryContext
) : Domain
Not applicable.



An DirectoryContext object that contains the target and credentials to use to retrieve the object. The type of the context must be a domain or directory server.

Return Value

An Domain object that represents the domain for the specified context.

Exception typeCondition


A connection to the target specified in context could not be made.


context is not valid.


context is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0