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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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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