NetworkChange Class

July 28, 2014

Allows applications to receive notification when the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a network interface, also called a network card or adapter, changes.

System.Object
  System.Net.NetworkInformation.NetworkChange

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

public abstract class NetworkChange

The NetworkChange type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodNetworkChangeInitializes a new instance of the NetworkChange class.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Public eventStatic memberNetworkAddressChangedOccurs when the IP address of a network interface changes.
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The NetworkChange class provides address change notification by raising NetworkAddressChanged events. An interface address can change for many reasons, such as a disconnected network cable, moving out of range of a wireless Local Area Network, or hardware failure.

To receive notification, you must identify your application's event handlers, which are one or more methods that perform your application-specific tasks each time the event is raised. To have a NetworkChange object call your event-handling methods when a NetworkAddressChanged event occurs, you must associate the methods with a NetworkAddressChangedEventHandler delegate, and add this delegate to the event.

This class is used to enable basic detection of changes in network state, such as address or interface state changes. The resulting capabilities allow applications to maintain internal application state to optimize whether to make remote network calls or to retrieve data from a local content cache, a core requirement to enable offline application scenarios.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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