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DirectorySearcher.DerefAlias Property

Gets or sets a value indicating how the aliases of objects that are found during a search should be resolved.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices (in System.DirectoryServices.dll)
[DSDescriptionAttribute("DSDerefAlias")]
[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public DereferenceAlias DerefAlias { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.DereferenceAlias
A DereferenceAlias value that specifies the behavior in which aliases are dereferenced. The default setting for this property is Never.

The following C# example shows how to set the DerefAlias property to Always , so that it dereferences aliases when both searching subordinates and locating base objects.

using System.DirectoryServices;
...
// Bind to the users container.
DirectoryEntry entry = new DirectoryEntry("LDAP://CN=users,DC=fabrikam,DC=com");
// Create a DirectorySearcher object.
DirectorySearcher mySearcher = new DirectorySearcher(entry);
// Set DerefAlias to Always.
src.DerefAlias = DerefenceAlias.Always;
//Use the FindAll method to get search results.
SearchResultCollection res = src.FindAll();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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