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IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder Method (Int16)

Converts a short value from network byte order to host byte order.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function NetworkToHostOrder ( _
	network As Short _
) As Short

Parameters

network
Type: System.Int16

The number to convert, expressed in network byte order.

Return Value

Type: System.Int16
A short value, expressed in host byte order.

Different computers use different conventions for ordering the bytes within multibyte integer values. Some computers put the most significant byte first (known as big-endian order) and others put the least-significant byte first (known as little-endian order). To work with computers that use different byte ordering, all integer values that are sent over the network are sent in network byte order which has the most significant byte first.

The NetworkToHostOrder method converts multibyte integer values that are stored on the host system from the byte order used by the network to the byte order used by the host.

The following example uses the NetworkToHostOrder method to convert a short value from network byte order to host byte order.

Public Sub NetworkToHostOrder_Short(networkByte As Short)
    Dim hostByte As Short 
    ' Converts a short value from network byte order to host byte order.
    hostByte = IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder(networkByte)
    Console.WriteLine("Network byte order to Host byte order of {0} is {1}", networkByte, hostByte)
End Sub 'NetworkToHostOrder_Short    

.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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