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IPAddress.TryParse Method

Determines whether a string is a valid IP address.

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

public static bool TryParse(
	string ipString,
	out IPAddress address


Type: System.String
The string to validate.
Type: System.Net.IPAddress%
The IPAddress version of the string.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if ipString is a valid IP address; otherwise, false.


ipString can't contain Unicode characters.


ipString is null.

The TryParse(String, IPAddress) method accepts octal, decimal, and hexadecimal number formats in the ipString parameter for an IPv4 address, even when mixed. The TryParse(String, IPAddress) method can't handle Unicode characters in the ipString parameter. An application should use caution to filter out Unicode characters.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.