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DirectoryEntry.Exists Method

Determines if the specified path represents an actual entry in the directory service.

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

public static bool Exists (
	string path
)
public static boolean Exists (
	String path
)
public static function Exists (
	path : String
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

path

The path of the entry to verify.

Return Value

true if the specified path represents a valid entry in the directory service; otherwise, false.

The following example takes one argument and determines whether the path corresponds to a valid DirectoryEntry.

string myADSPath ="LDAP://onecity/CN=Users,DC=onecity,DC=corp,DC=fabrikam,DC=com";

// Determine whether the given path is correct for the DirectoryEntry.
if (DirectoryEntry.Exists(myADSPath))
{
    Console.WriteLine("The path {0} is valid",myADSPath);
}
    else
{
    Console.WriteLine("The path {0} is invalid",myADSPath);
}


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, 1.1, 1.0

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