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Dns.GetHostName Method

Gets the host name of the local computer.

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

public static string GetHostName()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the DNS host name of the local computer.

ExceptionCondition
SocketException

An error is encountered when resolving the local host name.

The following example uses the GetHostName method to obtain the host name of the local computer.

   public void DisplayLocalHostName()
   {
      try {
         // Get the local computer host name.
         String hostName = Dns.GetHostName();
         Console.WriteLine("Computer name :" + hostName);
      }
      catch(SocketException e) {
         Console.WriteLine("SocketException caught!!!");
         Console.WriteLine("Source : " + e.Source);
         Console.WriteLine("Message : " + e.Message);
      }
	  catch(Exception e)
	  {
		  Console.WriteLine("Exception caught!!!");
		  Console.WriteLine("Source : " + e.Source);
		  Console.WriteLine("Message : " + e.Message);
	  }
   }
public:
   void DisplayLocalHostName()
   {
      try {
         // Get the local computer host name.
         String*  hostName = Dns::GetHostName();
         Console::WriteLine(S"Computer name : {0}", hostName);
      } catch (SocketException* e) {
         Console::WriteLine(S"SocketException caught!!!");
         Console::WriteLine(S"Source : {0}", e->Source);
         Console::WriteLine(S"Message : {0}", e->Message);
      } catch (Exception* e) {
         Console::WriteLine(S"Exception caught!!!");
         Console::WriteLine(S"Source : {0}", e->Source);
         Console::WriteLine(S"Message : {0}", e->Message);
      }
   }

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

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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