GetHostEntry Method

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Resolves a host name or IP address to an IPHostEntry instance.

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

public static IPHostEntry GetHostEntry(
	string hostNameOrAddress
)

Parameters

hostNameOrAddress
Type: System..::..String
The host name or IP address to resolve.

Return Value

Type: System.Net..::..IPHostEntry
An IPHostEntry instance that contains address information about the host specified in hostNameOrAddress.

The GetHostEntry method queries a DNS server for the IP address that is associated with a host name or IP address.

When an empty string is passed as the host name, this method returns the IPv4 addresses of the local host.

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