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IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder Method (Int32)

Converts an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.

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

public static int NetworkToHostOrder (
	int network
)
public static int NetworkToHostOrder (
	int network
)
public static function NetworkToHostOrder (
	network : int
) : int
Not applicable.

Parameters

network

The number to convert, expressed in network byte order.

Return Value

An integer value, expressed in host byte order.

Different computers use different conventions for ordering the bytes within multibyte integer values. Some computers put the most significant byte first (known as big-endian order) and others put the least-significant byte first (known as little-endian order). To work with computers that use different byte ordering, all integer values that are sent over the network are sent in network byte order which has the most significant byte first.

The NetworkToHostOrder method converts multibyte integer values that are stored on the host system from the byte order used by the network to the byte order used by the host.

The following example uses the NetworkToHostOrder method to convert an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.

public void NetworkToHostOrder_Integer(int networkByte)
{
  int hostByte;
  // Converts an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.
  hostByte = IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder(networkByte);
  Console.WriteLine("Network byte order to Host byte order of {0} is {1}", networkByte, hostByte);
}

public void NetworkToHostOrderInteger(int networkByte)
{
    int hostByte;

    //Converts an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.
    hostByte = IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder(networkByte);
    Console.WriteLine("Network byte order to Host byte order of {0} is {1}",
        System.Convert.ToString(networkByte),
        System.Convert.ToString(hostByte));
} //NetworkToHostOrderInteger

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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