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IPGlobalProperties.HostName Property

Gets the host name for the local computer.

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

'Declaration
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property HostName As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String instance that contains the computer's NetBIOS name.

ExceptionCondition
NetworkInformationException

A Win32 function call failed.

This property calls into the native IP Helper function, GetNetworkParams, which returns a FIXED_INFO structure that contains the NetBIOS host name string. The host name string is truncated when it exceeds 15 characters.

A computer's NetBIOS name must be unique within a network and is not fully qualified by the domain name.

The following code example displays network information for the local computer.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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