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TcpClient::Connect Method (IPAddress, Int32)

Connects the client to a remote TCP host using the specified IP address and port number.

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

void Connect(
	IPAddress^ address, 
	int port


Type: System.Net::IPAddress

The IPAddress of the host to which you intend to connect.

Type: System::Int32

The port number to which you intend to connect.


The address parameter is nullptr.


The port is not between MinPort and MaxPort.


An error occurred when accessing the socket. See the Remarks section for more information.


TcpClient is closed.

Call this method to establish a synchronous remote host connection to the specified IPAddress and port number. The Connect method will block until it either connects or fails. After connecting with the remote host, use the GetStream method to obtain the underlying NetworkStream. Use this NetworkStream to send and receive data.


If you receive a SocketException, use SocketException::ErrorCode to obtain the specific error code. After you have obtained this code, you can refer to the Windows Sockets version 2 API error code documentation in MSDN for a detailed description of the error.


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

The following code example uses an IP Address and port number to connect with a remote host.

//Uses the IP address and port number to establish a socket connection.
TcpClient^ tcpClient = gcnew TcpClient;
IPAddress^ ipAddress = Dns::Resolve( "www.contoso.com" )->AddressList[ 0 ];
tcpClient->Connect( ipAddress, 11003 );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 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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