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Uri.CheckHostName Method

Determines whether the specified host name is a valid DNS name.

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

public static UriHostNameType CheckHostName(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The host name to validate. This can be an IPv4 or IPv6 address or an Internet host name.

Return Value

Type: System.UriHostNameType
A UriHostNameType that indicates the type of the host name. If the type of the host name cannot be determined or if the host name is null or a zero-length string, this method returns Unknown.

The CheckHostName method checks that the host name provided meets the requirements for a valid Internet host name. It does not, however, perform a host-name lookup to verify the existence of the host.

The following example checks whether the host name is valid.

Console.WriteLine(Uri.CheckHostName("www.contoso.com"));
	Console::WriteLine(__box(Uri::CheckHostName(S"www.contoso.com")));

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, Xbox 360, Zune

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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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