IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder Method (Int64)
Converts a long value from network byte order to host byte order.
Assembly: System.Net (in System.Net.dll)
Different computers use different conventions for ordering the bytes within multibyte integer values. Some computers put the most significant byte first (known as big-endian order) and others put the least-significant byte first (known as little-endian order). To work with computers that use different byte ordering, all integer values that are sent over the network are sent in network byte order which has the most significant byte first.
The NetworkToHostOrder method converts multibyte integer values that are stored on the host system from the byte order used by the network to the byte order used by the host.
The following example uses the NetworkToHostOrder method to convert a long value from network byte order to host byte order.
Dim networkByteLong As Long = 1228638273342013440 Dim hostByteLong As Long ' Converts an integer value from network byte order to host byte order. hostByteLong = IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder(networkByteLong) outputBlock.Text &= "Network byte order to Host byte order of " outputBlock.Text &= networkByteLong outputBlock.Text &= " is " outputBlock.Text &= hostByteLong outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
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