Tombstone Property

DirectorySearcher.Tombstone Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the search should also return deleted objects that match the search filter.

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

public bool Tombstone { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if deleted objects should be included in the search; false otherwise. The default value is false.

The following C# example shows how to set the Tombstone property to true.

using System.DirectoryServices;
// Create a DirectorySearcher object.
DirectorySearcher src = new DirectorySearcher("(isDeleted=true)");
//Set the Tombstone property to true.
src.Tombstone = true;
//Use the FindAll method to get search results.
SearchResultCollection res = src.FindAll();

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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