NetworkInterface.Supports Method

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether the interface supports the specified protocol.

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

public virtual bool Supports(
	NetworkInterfaceComponent networkInterfaceComponent
)

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified protocol is supported; otherwise, false.

The following code example displays statistics for IPV4 interfaces on the local computer.

public static void DisplayIPv4NetworkInterfaces()
{
    NetworkInterface[] nics = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces();
    IPGlobalProperties properties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties();
    Console.WriteLine("IPv4 interface information for {0}.{1}",
       properties.HostName, properties.DomainName);
    Console.WriteLine();   

    foreach (NetworkInterface adapter in nics)
    {
        // Only display informatin for interfaces that support IPv4. 
        if (adapter.Supports(NetworkInterfaceComponent.IPv4) == false)
        {
            continue;
        }
        Console.WriteLine(adapter.Description);
        // Underline the description.
        Console.WriteLine(String.Empty.PadLeft(adapter.Description.Length,'='));
        IPInterfaceProperties adapterProperties = adapter.GetIPProperties();
        // Try to get the IPv4 interface properties.
        IPv4InterfaceProperties p = adapterProperties.GetIPv4Properties();

        if (p == null)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("No IPv4 information is available for this interface.");
            Console.WriteLine();
            continue;
        }
        // Display the IPv4 specific data.
        Console.WriteLine("  Index ............................. : {0}", p.Index);
        Console.WriteLine("  MTU ............................... : {0}", p.Mtu);
        Console.WriteLine("  APIPA active....................... : {0}", 
            p.IsAutomaticPrivateAddressingActive);
        Console.WriteLine("  APIPA enabled...................... : {0}", 
            p.IsAutomaticPrivateAddressingEnabled);
        Console.WriteLine("  Forwarding enabled................. : {0}", 
            p.IsForwardingEnabled);
        Console.WriteLine("  Uses WINS ......................... : {0}", 
            p.UsesWins);
        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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