NetworkInterface Class

July 28, 2014

Provides availability information for a network interface.

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

public abstract class NetworkInterface

The NetworkInterface type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodNetworkInterfaceInitializes a new instance of the NetworkInterface 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 methodStatic memberGetIsNetworkAvailableIndicates whether any network connection is available.
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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This class encapsulates data for network interfaces, also known as adapters, on the local computer.

This class is used to enable basic detection of changes in network state, such as address or interface state changes. Applications can keep track of when to get application data and assets from the network or from a local cache and can decide if they should make remote network calls. This helps enable offline Windows Phone applications.

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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