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Dns.GetHostName Method

Gets the host name of the local computer.

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

static member GetHostName : unit -> string 

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the DNS host name of the local computer.


An error is encountered when resolving the local host name.

The following example uses the GetHostName method to obtain the host name of the local computer.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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