IPAddress.HostToNetworkOrder Method (Int16)
Converts a short value from host byte order to network byte order.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
'Declaration Public Shared Function HostToNetworkOrder ( _ host As Short _ ) As Short 'Usage Dim host As Short Dim returnValue As Short returnValue = IPAddress.HostToNetworkOrder(host)
- Type: System.Int16
The number to convert, expressed in host byte order.
Return ValueType: System.Int16
A short 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC
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