IPv6InterfaceProperties Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Provides information about network interfaces that support Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

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

public abstract class IPv6InterfaceProperties
public abstract class IPv6InterfaceProperties
public abstract class IPv6InterfaceProperties

This class provides access to configuration and address information for network interfaces that support IPv6. You do not create instances of this class; they are returned by the GetIPv6Properties method.

For IPV4 properties, see GetIPv4Properties.

The following code example gets an IPInterfaceProperties object and displays its data.

public static void DisplayIPv6NetworkInterfaces()
    NetworkInterface[] nics = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces();
    IPGlobalProperties properties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties();
    Console.WriteLine("IPv6 interface information for {0}.{1}",
       properties.HostName, properties.DomainName);

    foreach (NetworkInterface adapter in nics)
        // Only display informatin for interfaces that support IPv6.
        if (adapter.Supports(NetworkInterfaceComponent.IPv6) == false)
        // Underline the description.
        IPInterfaceProperties adapterProperties = adapter.GetIPProperties();
        // Try to get the IPv6 interface properties.
        IPv6InterfaceProperties p = adapterProperties.GetIPv6Properties();

        if (p == null)
            Console.WriteLine("No IPv6 information is available for this interface.");
        // Display the IPv6 specific data.
        Console.WriteLine("  Index ............................. : {0}", p.Index);
        Console.WriteLine("  MTU ............................... : {0}", p.Mtu);


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 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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