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IPAddress.IPv6Any Field

The Socket.Bind method uses the IPv6Any field to indicate that a Socket must listen for client activity on all network interfaces.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly IPv6Any As IPAddress

The IPv6Any field is equivalent to 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 in colon-hexadecimal notation, or to :: in compact notation.

The following code example displays the value of the current host's Any address in standard compressed format.


' This function prints the value of the current host's Any address in  
' standard compressed format. The Any address is used by the host to enable
' listening to client activities on all the interfaces for a given port.
Private Shared Sub printIPv6AnyAddress()
   Try
      ' Get the Any address.
      Dim any As IPAddress = IPAddress.IPv6Any

      ' Transform the Any address to a string using the overladed
      ' ToString() method. Note that the resulting string is in the compact 
      ' form: "::".
      Dim ipv6Any As String = any.ToString()

      ' Display the Any address.
      Console.WriteLine(("The IPv6 Any address is: " + ipv6Any))
   Catch e As Exception
      Console.WriteLine(("[printIPv6AnyAddress] Exception: " + e.ToString()))
   End Try
End Sub 'printIPv6AnyAddress



.NET Framework

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

.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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