Socket.AddressFamily Property

Gets the address family of the Socket.

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

public AddressFamily AddressFamily { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.Sockets.AddressFamily
One of the AddressFamily values.

The AddressFamily specifies the addressing scheme that an instance of the Socket class can use. This property is read-only and is set when the Socket is created.

The following code example displays the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType to the console.

        Socket s = new Socket (lep.Address.AddressFamily, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp);

        //Using the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType properties.
        Console.WriteLine ("I just set the following properties of socket: " + "Address Family = " + s.AddressFamily.ToString () + "\nSocketType = " + s.SocketType.ToString () + "\nProtocolType = " + s.ProtocolType.ToString ());

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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