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IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder Method (Int16)

Converts a short value from network byte order to host byte order.

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

public:
static short NetworkToHostOrder (
	short network
)
public static short NetworkToHostOrder (
	short network
)
public static function NetworkToHostOrder (
	network : short
) : short
Not applicable.

Parameters

network

The number to convert, expressed in network byte order.

Return Value

A short value, expressed in host 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 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 short value from network byte order to host byte order.

void NetworkToHostOrder_Short( short networkByte )
{
   short hostByte;
   // Converts a short value from network Byte order to host Byte order.
   hostByte = IPAddress::NetworkToHostOrder( networkByte );
   Console::WriteLine( "Network Byte order to Host Byte order of {0} is {1}", networkByte, hostByte );
}

public void NetworkToHostOrderShort(short networkByte)
{
    short hostByte;

    // Converts a short value from network byte order to host byte order.
    hostByte = IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder(networkByte);
    Console.WriteLine("Network byte order to Host byte order of {0} is {1}",
        System.Convert.ToString(networkByte),
        System.Convert.ToString(hostByte));
} //NetworkToHostOrderShort

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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