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DirectoryEntry.Invoke Method

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

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

Public Function Invoke ( _
	methodName As String, _
	ParamArray args As Object() _
) As Object


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.


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 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library.

.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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