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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();

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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