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Dns.GetHostByAddress Method (String)

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Creates an IPHostEntry instance from an IP address.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("GetHostByAddress is obsoleted for this type, please use GetHostEntry instead. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public static IPHostEntry GetHostByAddress(
	string address
)

Parameters

address
Type: System.String

An IP address.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.IPHostEntry
An IPHostEntry instance.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

address is null.

SocketException

An error is encountered when resolving address.

FormatException

address is not a valid IP address.

NoteNote

This member emits trace information when you enable network tracing in your application. For more information, see Network Tracing in the .NET Framework.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.6
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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