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IPAddress.HostToNetworkOrder Method (Int64)

Converts a long value from host byte order to network byte order.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function HostToNetworkOrder ( _
	host As Long _
) As Long
'Usage
Dim host As Long
Dim returnValue As Long

returnValue = IPAddress.HostToNetworkOrder(host)
public static long HostToNetworkOrder (
	long host
)
public static function HostToNetworkOrder (
	host : long
) : long

Parameters

host

The number to convert, expressed in host byte order.

Return Value

A long value, expressed in network byte order.

Different computers use different conventions for ordering the bytes within multibyte integer values. Some computers put the most significant byte first (known as big-endian order) and others put the least-significant byte first (known as little-endian order). To work with computers that use different byte ordering, all integer values that are sent over the network are sent in network byte order.

The HostToNetworkOrder method converts multibyte integer values that are stored on the host system from the byte order used by the host to the byte order used by the network.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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