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SearchScope Enumeration

Specifies the possible scopes for a directory search that is performed using the DirectorySearcher object.

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

public enum SearchScope

Member nameDescription
BaseLimits the search to the base object. The result contains a maximum of one object. When the AttributeScopeQuery property is specified for a search, the scope of the search must be set to Base.
OneLevelSearches the immediate child objects of the base object, excluding the base object.
SubtreeSearches the whole subtree, including the base object and all its child objects. If the scope of a directory search is not specified, a Subtree type of search is performed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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