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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 Shared Function Exists ( _
	path As String _
) As Boolean


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.

Dim myADSPath As String = "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) Then
   Console.WriteLine("The path {0} is valid",myADSPath)
   Console.WriteLine("The path {0} is invalid",myADSPath)
End If

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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