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DirectorySearcher.SizeLimit Property

Gets or sets a value indicating the maximum number of objects that the server returns in a search.

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

public int SizeLimit { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_SizeLimit ()

/** @property */
public void set_SizeLimit (int value)

public function get SizeLimit () : int

public function set SizeLimit (value : int)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The maximum number of objects that the server returns in a search. The default value is zero, which means to use the server-determined default size limit of 1000 entries.

Exception typeCondition


The new value is less than zero.

The server stops searching after the size limit is reached and returns the results accumulated up to that point.


If you set SizeLimit to a value that is larger than the server-determined default of 1000 entries, the server-determined default is used.

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