IPGlobalProperties.GetActiveTcpConnections Method ()


Returns information about the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections on the local computer.

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

public abstract TcpConnectionInformation[] GetActiveTcpConnections()

Return Value

Type: System.Net.NetworkInformation.TcpConnectionInformation[]

A TcpConnectionInformation array that contains objects that describe the active TCP connections, or an empty array if no active TCP connections are detected.

Exception Condition

The Win32 function GetTcpTable failed.

The objects returned by this method include connections in all TCP states except the Listen state. You can check the state of a connection by calling State.

The TCP protocol is defined in IETF RFC 793. Note that the objects returned by this method reflect the connections as of the time the array is created. This information is not updated dynamically.

The following example displays endpoint information for active TCP connections.

public static void ShowActiveTcpConnections()
           Console.WriteLine("Active TCP Connections");
           IPGlobalProperties properties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties();
           TcpConnectionInformation[] connections = properties.GetActiveTcpConnections(); 
           foreach (TcpConnectionInformation c in connections)
               Console.WriteLine("{0} <==> {1}", 


for reading network information. Associated enumeration: Read.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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