IPInterfaceProperties.MulticastAddresses Property

Gets the multicast addresses assigned to this interface.

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

public abstract MulticastIPAddressInformationCollection MulticastAddresses { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.NetworkInformation.MulticastIPAddressInformationCollection
An MulticastIPAddressInformationCollection that contains the multicast addresses for this interface.

A multicast address identifies multiple computers. Packets sent to a multicast address are sent to all computers identified by the address.

The following code example displays the multicast addresses for the network interfaces on the local computer.

public static void DisplayMulticastAddresses()
{
    int count = 0;

    Console.WriteLine("Multicast Addresses");
    NetworkInterface[] adapters  = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces();
    foreach (NetworkInterface adapter in adapters)
    {
        IPInterfaceProperties adapterProperties = adapter.GetIPProperties();
        MulticastIPAddressInformationCollection multiCast = adapterProperties.MulticastAddresses;
        if (multiCast.Count > 0)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(adapter.Description);
            foreach (IPAddressInformation multi in multiCast)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("  Multicast Address ....................... : {0} {1} {2}", 
                    multi.Address,
                    multi.IsTransient ? "Transient" : "", 
                    multi.IsDnsEligible ? "DNS Eligible" : ""
                );
                count++;
            }
            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    }
    if (count == 0)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("  No multicast addressses were found.");
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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