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Socket.AddressFamily Property

Gets the address family of the Socket.

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

public AddressFamily AddressFamily { get; }
/** @property */
public AddressFamily get_AddressFamily ()

public function get AddressFamily () : AddressFamily

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the AddressFamily values.

AddressFamily specifies the addressing scheme that an instance of the Socket class can use. This property is read-only and is set when the Socket is created.

The following code example displays the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType to the console.

Socket s = new Socket (lep.Address.AddressFamily, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp);

//Using the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType properties.
Console.WriteLine ("I just set the following properties of socket: " + "Address Family = " + s.AddressFamily.ToString () + "\nSocketType = " + s.SocketType.ToString () + "\nProtocolType = " + s.ProtocolType.ToString ());


Socket s = new Socket(lep.get_Address().get_AddressFamily(), 
    SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp);
//Using the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType properties.
Console.WriteLine("I just set the following properties of socket: " 
    + "Address Family = " + s.get_AddressFamily().ToString() 
    + "\nSocketType = " + s.get_SocketType().ToString() 
    + "\nProtocolType = " + s.get_ProtocolType().ToString());

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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