IPHostEntry Class
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IPHostEntry Class

 

Provides a container class for Internet host address information.

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

System.Object
  System.Net.IPHostEntry

Public Class IPHostEntry

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodIPHostEntry()

Initializes a new instance of the IPHostEntry class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyAddressList

Gets or sets a list of IP addresses that are associated with a host.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAliases

Gets or sets a list of aliases that are associated with a host.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHostName

Gets or sets the DNS name of the host.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

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")

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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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