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IPAddress.IPv6Loopback Field

Provides the IP loopback address. This property is read-only.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly IPv6Loopback As IPAddress

The IPv6Loopback field is equivalent to 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 in colon-hexadecimal notation, or to ::1 in compact notation.

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

' This methods prints the value of the current host loopback address in   
' standard compressed format.  
Private Shared Sub printIPv6LoopBackAddress()
   Try 
      ' Get the loopback address. 
      Dim loopBack As IPAddress = IPAddress.IPv6Loopback

      ' Transform the loop-back address to a string using the overloaded 
      ' ToString() method. Note that the resulting string is in the compact  
      ' form: "::1". 
      Dim ipv6LoopBack As String = loopBack.ToString()
      Console.WriteLine(("The IPv6 Loopback address is: " + ipv6LoopBack))
   Catch e As Exception
      Console.WriteLine(("[printIPv6LoopBackAddress] Exception: " + e.ToString()))
   End Try 
End Sub 'printIPv6LoopBackAddress

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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