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IPAddress.IPv6Loopback Field

Provides the IP loopback address. This property is read-only.

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

public static readonly IPAddress IPv6Loopback
public static final IPAddress IPv6Loopback
public static final var IPv6Loopback : IPAddress
Not applicable.

The IPv6Loopback field is equivalent to 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 in colon-hexadecimal notation, or to ::1 in compact notation.

The following code example displays the value of the current host's loopback address in standard compressed format.

// This method displays the value of the current host loopback address in  
// standard compressed format. 
private static void displayIPv6LoopBackAddress()
{
  try
  { 
    // Get the loopback address.
    IPAddress loopBack = IPAddress.IPv6Loopback;

    // Transform the loop-back address to a string using the overladed
    // ToString() method. Note that the resulting string is in the compact 
    // form: "::1".
    string ipv6LoopBack = loopBack.ToString();
    Console.WriteLine("The IPv6 Loopback address is: " + ipv6LoopBack);
  }
  catch (Exception e) 
  {
    Console.WriteLine("[displayIPv6LoopBackAddress] Exception: " + e.ToString());
  }
}

// This method displays the value of the current host loopback address in
// standard compressed format. 
private static void DisplayIPv6LoopBackAddress()
{
    try {
        // Get the loopback address.
        IPAddress loopBack = IPAddress.IPv6Loopback;
        // Transform the loop-back address to a string using the overladed
        // ToString() method. Note that the resulting string is in the
        // compact 
        // form: "::1".
        String ipv6LoopBack = loopBack.ToString();
        Console.WriteLine(("The IPv6 Loopback address is: " 
            + ipv6LoopBack));
    } 
    catch(System.Exception  e) {
        Console.WriteLine(("[DisplayIPv6LoopBackAddress] Exception: "
            + e.ToString()));
    } 
} //DisplayIPv6LoopBackAddress

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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