IPHostEntry Class

Provides a container class for Internet host address information.

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

Public Class IPHostEntry
Dim instance As IPHostEntry

public class IPHostEntry
public class IPHostEntry
Not applicable.

The IPHostEntry class associates a Domain Name System (DNS) host name with an array of aliases and an array of matching IP addresses.

The IPHostEntry class is used as a helper class with the Dns class.

The following example queries the DNS database for information on the host www.contoso.com and returns the information in an IPHostEntry instance.

Dim hostInfo As IPHostEntry = Dns.GetHostByName("www.contoso.com")

IPHostEntry hostInfo = Dns.GetHostByName("www.contoso.com");


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

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