Covert this vbs to .net

Posted on 2014-03-11
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Last Modified: 2014-03-11
I'm trying to convert this from vbs to .net and not haveing much luck.

dim objRecordSet
dim objConnection
dim objCommand
dim user
dim strUser
dim strUserList
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

'======== Get User ID 
user= InputBox("Enter the ID you want to check","Enter User ID")

'======== Set up ADODB Connection 
Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "LDAP Provider;"
Set objCommand =   CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection

'======== Query LDAP
Titleinfo = getTitle(user)

'======== Function to query LDAP and get the title info.
Function getTitle (userid)
 objCommand.CommandText =  "SELECT TITLE FROM 'LDAP://ldapapi/ou=people,o=my domain' WHERE unixid='" & userid & "'"
 Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute
 On Error Resume Next
 While Not objRecordSet.EOF
   For Each i in objRecordSet.fields
      For Each v in i.value

        WScript.Echo(v)	'the info I need
End Function


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Question by:chadmanvb
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 2000 total points
ID: 39920601
If you want to keep all of the late binding stuff, then a quick-and-dirty conversion could be:

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        Dim user
        Dim strUser
        Dim strUserList
        Dim objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

        '======== Get User ID 
        user = InputBox("Enter the ID you want to check", "Enter User ID")

        '======== Query LDAP
        Dim Titleinfo = getTitle(user)
    End Sub

    '======== Function to query LDAP and get the title info.
    Function getTitle(userid)
        Dim objConnection
        Dim objCommand
        Dim objRecordSet

        '======== Set up ADODB Connection 
        objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
        objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
        objConnection.Open("LDAP Provider;")
        objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
        objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection

        objCommand.CommandText = "SELECT TITLE FROM 'LDAP://ldapapi/ou=people,o=my domain' WHERE unixid='" & userid & "'"
        objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

        On Error Resume Next

        While Not objRecordSet.EOF
            For Each i In objRecordSet.fields
                For Each v In i.value

                    Console.WriteLine(v) 'the info I need

        End While


    End Function

End Module

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The code could certainly be cleaned up, though.

Author Comment

ID: 39920639
That worked!  Is there a better way i should be doing this?
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Expert Comment

by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 39920694
We usually try to avoid late-binding (e.g. CreateObject) in .NET. There is nothing technically wrong with using it, but code is usually less error-prone with early-binding--that is, having the actual types of your objects known at compile time. You might look into some of the classes .NET has available for working with LDAP. Here are a few tutorials:


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ID: 39920747
Perfect!  Thanks for the help!

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