IPAddress.IPv6Loopback Field

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

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

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 IPv6Loopback field is defined even when the Socket.OSSupportsIPv6 property is false.

The following code example displays the value of the current host's IPv6 loopback address.

' This sample prints the value of the current host loopback address in  
' standard compressed format. 
      ' 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()
      outputBlock.Text &= "The IPv6 Loopback address is: "
      outputBlock.Text &= ipv6LoopBack
      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
   Catch e As Exception
      outputBlock.Text &= "Exception: "
      outputBlock.Text &= e.ToString()
      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
   End Try


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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