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Dns.GetHostEntry Method (IPAddress)

Resolves an IP address to an IPHostEntry instance.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
static member GetHostEntry : 
        address:IPAddress -> IPHostEntry

Parameters

address
Type: System.Net.IPAddress

An IP address.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.IPHostEntry
An IPHostEntry instance that contains address information about the host specified in address.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

address is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

SocketException

An error is encountered when resolving address.

ArgumentException

address is an invalid IP address.

The GetHostEntry method queries a DNS server for the IP addresses and aliases associated with an IP address.

IPv6 addresses are filtered from the results of the GetHostEntry method if the local computer does not have IPv6 installed. As a result, it is possible to get back an empty IPHostEntry instance if only IPv6 results where available for the address parameter.

The Aliases property of the IPHostEntry instance returned is not populated by this method and will always be empty.

NoteNote

This member emits 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 the GetHostEntry method to resolve an IP address to an IPHostEntry instance.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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