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DirectorySearcher Constructor (String, String[])

Initializes a new instance of the DirectorySearcher class with the specified search filter and properties to retrieve.

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

public DirectorySearcher(
	string filter,
	string[] propertiesToLoad
)

Parameters

filter
Type: System.String

The search filter string in Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) format. The Filter property is initialized to this value.

propertiesToLoad
Type: System.String[]

The set of properties to retrieve during the search. The PropertiesToLoad property is initialized to this value.

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

Property

Initial value

SearchRoot

A null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic)

SearchScope

Subtree

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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