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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);
	  }
   }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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