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IPAddress.IPv6Any Field

The Socket.Bind method uses the IPv6Any field to indicate that a Socket must listen for client activity on all network interfaces.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public static readonly IPAddress IPv6Any

The IPv6Any field is equivalent to 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 in colon-hexadecimal notation, or to :: in compact notation.

The following code example displays the value of the current host's Any address in standard compressed format.


// This method displays the value of the current host's Any address in  
// standard compressed format. The Any address is used by the host to enable
// listening to client activities on all the interfaces for a given port.
private static void displayIPv6AnyAddress()
{
  try
  {
    // Get the Any address.
    IPAddress any = IPAddress.IPv6Any;

    // Transform the Any address to a string using the overloaded
    // ToString() method. Note that the resulting string is in the compact 
    // form: "::".
    string ipv6Any = any.ToString();

    // Display the Any address.
    Console.WriteLine("The IPv6 Any address is: " + ipv6Any);
  }
  catch (Exception e) 
  {
    Console.WriteLine("[displayIPv6AnyAddress] Exception: " + e.ToString());
  }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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