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IPHostEntry Class

Provides a container class for Internet host address information.

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

Public Class IPHostEntry
Dim instance As IPHostEntry

The IPHostEntry class associates a Domain Name System (DNS) host name with an array of aliases and an array of matching IP addresses.

The IPHostEntry class is used as a helper class with the Dns class.

The following example queries the DNS database for information on the host and returns the information in an IPHostEntry instance.

Dim hostInfo As IPHostEntry = Dns.GetHostByName("")
IPHostEntry* hostInfo = Dns::GetHostByName(S"");


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0