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Environment::MachineName Property

Gets the NetBIOS name of this local computer.

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

static property String^ MachineName {
	String^ get ();

Property Value

Type: System::String
A string containing the name of this computer.


The name of this computer cannot be obtained.

The name of this computer is established at system startup when the name is read from the registry. If this computer is a node in a cluster, the name of the node is returned.

The following code example displays the name of the computer running the code example. (The machine name is omitted from the code example output for security reasons.)

// Sample for the Environment::MachineName property 
using namespace System;
int main()

   //  <-- Keep this information secure! -->
   Console::WriteLine( "MachineName: {0}", Environment::MachineName );

This example produces the following results:
(Any result that is lengthy, specific to the machine on which this sample was tested, or reveals information that should remain secure, has been omitted and marked S"!---OMITTED---!".)

MachineName: !---OMITTED---!

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

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, 1.0