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SystemInformation.ComputerName Property

Gets the NetBIOS computer name of the local computer.

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

static member ComputerName : string with get

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of this computer.

The ComputerName property retrieves the NetBIOS name of the local computer. This is accomplished with a call into the native System Information function GetComputerName. This name is established at system startup, when the system reads it from the registry. If the local computer is a node in a cluster, ComputerName returns the name of the cluster virtual server.

You can use the ComputerName method to determine the name of the computer that is displayed to other users on a network.

The following code example lists all properties of the SystemInformation class in a ListBox and displays the current value of the property in a TextBox when a list item selected.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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