Directory Services

About System.DirectoryServices

System.DirectoryServices (SDS) is included in the Microsoft® .NET Framework. System.DirectoryServices provides a managed code API that can be used to access directory services on LDAP servers such as Active Directory.

This guide contains information necessary to create a System.DirectoryServices application using either the C# or Visual Basic .NET programming languages.

This section provides a brief introduction to SDS. The reader should be familiar with concepts in the following guides:

Reference topics for System.DirectoryServices are not included in this programming guide. Reference information can found in the following guides:

For more information about common concepts in the .NET Framework and common language runtime, see the .NET Framework SDK Getting Started Guide.