DirectoryEntry.Invoke Method (String, Object[])


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Calls a method on the native Active Directory Domain Services object.

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

public object Invoke(
	string methodName,
	params object[] args


Type: System.String

The name of the method to invoke.

Type: System.Object[]

An array of type Object objects that contains the arguments of the method to invoke.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The return value of the invoked method.

Exception Condition

The native method threw a COMException exception.


The native method threw a TargetInvocationException exception. The InnerException property contains a COMException exception that contains information about the actual error that occurred.

If the return value of the native method implements the IADs interface, a corresponding DirectoryEntry is returned. For more information about the IADs interface, see the topic IADs in the MSDN Library at

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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