DirectoryEntry::Exists Method (String^)


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

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

static bool Exists(
	String^ path


Type: System::String^

The path of the entry to verify.

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

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);
    Console::WriteLine("The path {0} is invalid", myADSPath);

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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