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UdpClient Constructor (AddressFamily)

Initializes a new instance of the UdpClient class.

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

public UdpClient(
	AddressFamily family
)

Parameters

family
Type: System.Net.Sockets.AddressFamily

One of the AddressFamily values that specifies the addressing scheme of the socket.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

family is not InterNetwork or InterNetworkV6.

SocketException

An error occurred when accessing the socket. See the Remarks section for more information.

The family parameter determines whether the listener uses an IP version 4 address (IPv4) or an IP version 6 (IPv6) address. To use an IPv4 address, pass the InterNetwork value. To use an IPv6 address, pass the InterNetworkV6 value. Passing any other value will cause the method to throw an ArgumentException.

NoteNote:

If you receive a SocketException, use SocketException.ErrorCode to obtain the specific error code. Once you have obtained this code, you can refer to the Windows Sockets version 2 API error code documentation in MSDN for a detailed description of the error.

The UdpClient.UdpClient(AddressFamily) is not suitable for joining a multicast group because it does not perform socket binding.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0
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