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NTAccount Class

Represents a user or group account.

Namespace:  System.Security.Principal
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public sealed class NTAccount : IdentityReference

The NTAccount type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodNTAccount(String)Initializes a new instance of the NTAccount class by using the specified name.
Public methodNTAccount(String, String)Initializes a new instance of the NTAccount class by using the specified domain name and account name.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyValueReturns an uppercase string representation of this NTAccount object. (Overrides IdentityReference.Value.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsReturns a value that indicates whether this NTAccount object is equal to a specified object. (Overrides IdentityReference.Equals(Object).)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for the current NTAccount object. The GetHashCode method is suitable for hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table. (Overrides IdentityReference.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsValidTargetTypeReturns a value that indicates whether the specified type is a valid translation type for the NTAccount class. (Overrides IdentityReference.IsValidTargetType(Type).)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns the account name, in Domain\Account format, for the account represented by the NTAccount object. (Overrides IdentityReference.ToString().)
Public methodTranslateTranslates the account name represented by the NTAccount object into another IdentityReference-derived type. (Overrides IdentityReference.Translate(Type).)
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  NameDescription
Public operatorStatic memberEqualityCompares two NTAccount objects to determine whether they are equal. They are considered equal if they have the same canonical name representation as the one returned by the Value property or if they are both null.
Public operatorStatic memberInequalityCompares two NTAccount objects to determine whether they are not equal. They are considered not equal if they have different canonical name representations than the one returned by the Value property or if one of the objects is null and the other is not.
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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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