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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

Limits 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.


Searches the immediate child objects of the base object, excluding the base object.


Searches 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
Available since 1.1
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