DirectoryContext Constructor (DirectoryContextType)

Initializes a new instance of the DirectoryContext class of the specified type that contains the credentials of the current user context.

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

public DirectoryContext(
	DirectoryContextType contextType


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContextType

One of the DirectoryContextType members that specifies the type of context to create. For this constructor, the context type must be Domain or Forest. Other types of directory contexts cannot be created using this constructor because other types require a constructor that includes a parameter specifying the directory or target name.


contextType is not valid.


This class does not work on the current platform.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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