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Author Topic: Ultimas Software presents: AD Search  (Read 7206 times)


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Ultimas Software presents: AD Search
« on: December 29, 2006, 02:14:08 PM »
Hi everyone... sounds official eh!  :D

AD Search - v1.0.0.0 (see attachment at the bottom)

  • First public release on December 31st, 2006.
  • Some features relating to the program:
         - validates a search path before being able to do a search
         - only the current tree level is initially retrieved to make the search more responsive;
             + the next level of the tree is only retrieved when that tree node is expanded
         - multithreaded for application responsiveness
         - combos allow adding and removing of elements
         - the contents of most gui elements are saved between sessions, eg search path, search filter, search depth, max results
  • Within the framework of Directory Searcher object in C# .NET, the following is possible
         - search criteria can be defined, eg only objects, only containers, only containers containing starting with K
         - the maximum number of results returned can limited to make the search responsive
         - all properties for each object are retrieved automatically, but can be limited to certain properties if required

  • Dot Net Framework 2.0 required

This program allows an administrator to navigate and search Active Directory, to retrieve only the objects that are of interest.  The search refers to what should be returned in a query, not what should the query should be looking for, ie this is different to a search in Windows Explorer that will search folders and subfolders for matching results.  (However, this may become part of the feature set in a later release).

Yes, there are other tools out there like this, but the reason I did this particular program is because it is something I needed to learn as part of a larger project.  This is also, my first ever C# .NET application - which began as a proof-of-concept program about 3 months ago, approximately 1 month after taking up C#.  Previous coding experience was limited to Borland Delphi (7 to 2006), so this is a big change for me!

Having become very excited by the challenges that real object oriented programming presents, I am now studying to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer!!

AD Search Screenshot.jpg

« Last Edit: January 01, 2007, 01:22:50 PM by Poolee »