Dns::GetHostName Method ()

 

Gets the host name of the local computer.

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

public:
static String^ GetHostName()

Return Value

Type: System::String^

A string that contains the DNS host name of the local computer.

Exception Condition
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:
   void DisplayLocalHostName()
   {
      try
      {
         // Get the local computer host name.
         String^ hostName = Dns::GetHostName();
         Console::WriteLine( "Computer name : {0}", hostName );
      }
      catch ( SocketException^ e ) 
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "SocketException caught!!!" );
         Console::WriteLine( "Source : {0}", e->Source );
         Console::WriteLine( "Message : {0}", e->Message );
      }
      catch ( Exception^ e ) 
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "Exception caught!!!" );
         Console::WriteLine( "Source : {0}", e->Source );
         Console::WriteLine( "Message : {0}", e->Message );
      }
   }

DnsPermission

for accessing DNS information. Associated enumeration: PermissionState::Unrestricted

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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