Application.IsDestinationReachable method

Office 2013 and later

Gets a value indicating whether a connection can be made to the destination computer using the specified Uniform Resource Locator (URL), universal naming convention (UNC) path, or IP address.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.InfoPath
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.InfoPath (in Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.dll)

public abstract bool IsDestinationReachable(
	string destination


Type: System.String

Specifies the location to check for network connectivity as an IP address, UNC path, or URLs.

Return value

Type: System.Boolean
true if a connection can be made to the specified URL, UNC, or IP address; otherwise, false.


The location of the destination cannot be found.


The parameter passed to this method is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The parameter passed to this method is not valid. For example, it is of the wrong type or format.

The value specified for destination must be either a UNC path that includes a server name and a share name, such as @"\\MyServer\MyShare", or a URL that begins with one of the following protocol identifiers: http, https, or file.


To get the same functionality when using the FormControl, use the IsDestinationReachable(String) method of the NetworkState class.

This member can be accessed only by forms running in the same domain as the currently open form, or by forms that have been granted cross-domain permissions.

This type or member can be accessed only from code running in forms opened in Microsoft InfoPath Filler.

In the following example, clicking the Button control displays whether a connection can be made to the specified URL.

public void CTRL1_Clicked(object sender, ClickedEventArgs e)
   string result = this.Application.IsDestinationReachable(