Socket.AddressFamily Property

Gets the address family of the Socket.

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

public AddressFamily AddressFamily { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.Sockets.AddressFamily
One of the AddressFamily values.

The AddressFamily specifies the addressing scheme that an instance of the Socket class can use. This property is read-only and is set when the Socket is created.

The following code example displays the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType to the console.


        Socket s = new Socket (lep.Address.AddressFamily, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp);

        //Using the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType properties.
        Console.WriteLine ("I just set the following properties of socket: " + "Address Family = " + s.AddressFamily.ToString () + "\nSocketType = " + s.SocketType.ToString () + "\nProtocolType = " + s.ProtocolType.ToString ());



.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.
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