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Dns.GetHostName Method

Gets the host name of the local computer.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetHostName As String

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
SocketException

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.


Public Sub DisplayLocalHostName()
    Try
        ' Get the local computer host name.
        Dim hostName As [String] = Dns.GetHostName()
        Console.WriteLine(("Computer name :" + hostName))
    Catch e As SocketException
        Console.WriteLine("SocketException caught!!!")
        Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
        Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
    Catch e As Exception
        Console.WriteLine("Exception caught!!!")
        Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
        Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
    End Try


.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.
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