DirectoryEntries.Add(String, String) DirectoryEntries.Add(String, String) DirectoryEntries.Add(String, String) DirectoryEntries.Add(String, String) Method

Definition

Creates a new entry in the container.

public:
 System::DirectoryServices::DirectoryEntry ^ Add(System::String ^ name, System::String ^ schemaClassName);
public System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry Add (string name, string schemaClassName);
member this.Add : string * string -> System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry
Public Function Add (name As String, schemaClassName As String) As DirectoryEntry

Parameters

name
String String String String

The name of the new entry.

schemaClassName
String String String String

The name of the schema that is used for the new entry.

Returns

Exceptions

An error occurred during the call to the underlying interface.

Examples

The following Visual Basic .NET example creates a new DirectoryEntry object with a specified path, then creates a new entry in the container and saves it.

Dim strPath As String = "IIS://localhost/W3SVC/1/Root"  
' Create a new 'DirectoryEntry' object with the given path.  
Dim myDE As New DirectoryEntry(strPath)  
Dim myEntries As DirectoryEntries = myDE.Children  
' Create a new entry 'Sample' in the container.  
Dim myDirectoryEntry As DirectoryEntry = myEntries.Add("CN=Sample", myDE.SchemaClassName)  
' Save changes of entry in the 'Active Directory Domain Services'.  
myDirectoryEntry.CommitChanges()  
Console.WriteLine(myDirectoryEntry.Name + " entry is created in container.")  

The following C# example creates a new DirectoryEntry object with a specified path, then creates a new entry in the container and saves it.

String strPath = "IIS://localhost/W3SVC/1/Root";  

// Create a new 'DirectoryEntry' object with the given path.  
DirectoryEntry myDE = new DirectoryEntry(strPath);  
DirectoryEntries myEntries = myDE.Children;  

// Create a new entry 'Sample' in the container.  
DirectoryEntry myDirectoryEntry =   
   myEntries.Add("CN=Sample", myDE.SchemaClassName);  
// Save changes of entry in the 'Active Directory Domain Services'.  
myDirectoryEntry.CommitChanges();  
Console.WriteLine (myDirectoryEntry.Name + " entry is created in container.");  

The following C++ example creates a new DirectoryEntry object with a specified path, then creates a new entry in the container and saves it.

String* strPath = S"IIS://localhost/W3SVC/1/Root";  

// Create a new 'DirectoryEntry' object with the given path.  
DirectoryEntry* myDE = new DirectoryEntry(strPath);  
DirectoryEntries* myEntries = myDE->Children;  

// Create a new entry 'Sample' in the container.  
DirectoryEntry* myDirectoryEntry = myEntries->Add(S"CN=Sample", myDE->SchemaClassName);  
// Save changes of entry in the 'Active Directory Domain Services'.  
myDirectoryEntry->CommitChanges();  
Console::WriteLine("{0} entry is created in container.", myDirectoryEntry->Name);  

Remarks

You must call the CommitChanges method on the new entry to make the creation permanent. When you call this method, you can then set mandatory property values on the new entry. The providers each have different requirements for properties that need to be set before a call to the CommitChanges method is made. If those requirements are not met, the provider might throw an exception. Check with your provider to determine which properties must be set before committing changes.

Applies to