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IPAddress.HostToNetworkOrder Method (Int32)

Converts an integer value from host byte order to network byte order.

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

public:
static int HostToNetworkOrder (
	int host
)
public static int HostToNetworkOrder (
	int host
)
public static function HostToNetworkOrder (
	host : int
) : int
Not applicable.

Parameters

host

The number to convert, expressed in host byte order.

Return Value

An integer value, expressed in network byte order.

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 HostToNetworkOrder method converts multibyte integer values that are stored on the host system from the byte order used by the host to the byte order used by the network.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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