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DirectorySearcher Constructor (DirectoryEntry)

Initializes a new instance of the DirectorySearcher class using the specified search root.

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

public DirectorySearcher(
	DirectoryEntry searchRoot
)

Parameters

searchRoot
Type: System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry

The node in the Active Directory Domain Services hierarchy where the search starts. The SearchRoot property is initialized to this value.

The following table shows the initial property values of the DirectorySearcher object.

Property

Initial value

Filter

"(objectClass=*)"

PropertiesToLoad

An empty StringCollection object

SearchScope

Subtree

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, 1.1, 1.0
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