GetHostName Method

Dns.GetHostName Method ()

 

Gets the host name of the local computer.

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

Public Shared Function GetHostName As String

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 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

DnsPermission

for accessing DNS information. Associated enumeration: PermissionState.Unrestricted

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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