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EndPoint Class

Identifies a network address. This is an abstract class.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
public abstract class EndPoint

The EndPoint type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodEndPointInitializes a new instance of the EndPoint class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyAddressFamilyGets the address family to which the endpoint belongs.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCreateCreates an EndPoint instance from a SocketAddress instance.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSerializeSerializes endpoint information into a SocketAddress instance.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The EndPoint class provides an abstract base class that represents a network resource or service. Descendant classes combine network connection information to form a connection point to a service.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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