NetworkInterfaceComponent Enumeration

Specifies the Internet Protocol versions that are supported by a network interface.

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

public enum NetworkInterfaceComponent

Member nameDescription
IPv4Internet Protocol version 4.
IPv6Internet Protocol version 6.

The values in this enumeration are used by the Supports method to specify the Internet Protocol version supported by a network interface.

The following code example checks whether a network interface supports IPv4.


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, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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