IPHostEntry.HostName Property

 

Gets or sets the DNS name of the host.

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

Public Property HostName As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string that contains the primary host name for the server.

The HostName property contains the primary host name for a server. If the DNS entry for the server defines additional aliases, they will be available in the Aliases property.

The following example uses the HostName property to retrieve the primary host name.

Public Sub GetIpAddressList(hostString As [String])
    Try
        ' Get 'IPHostEntry' object which contains information like host name, IP addresses, aliases
 ' for specified url
        Dim hostInfo As IPHostEntry = Dns.GetHostByName(hostString)
        Console.WriteLine(("Host name : " + hostInfo.HostName))
        Console.WriteLine("IP address List : ")
        Dim index As Integer
        For index = 0 To hostInfo.AddressList.Length - 1
            Console.WriteLine(hostInfo.AddressList(index))
        Next index
    Catch e As SocketException
        Console.WriteLine("SocketException caught!!!")
        Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
        Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
    Catch e As ArgumentNullException
        Console.WriteLine("ArgumentNullException caught!!!")
        Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
        Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
    Catch e As Exception
        Console.WriteLine("Exception caught!!!")
        Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
        Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
    End Try
End Sub 'GetIpAddressList

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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