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IPGlobalProperties.HostName Property

Gets the host name for the local computer.

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

public abstract string HostName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String instance that contains the computer's NetBIOS name.

ExceptionCondition
NetworkInformationException

A Win32 function call failed.

This property calls into the native IP Helper function, GetNetworkParams, which returns a FIXED_INFO structure that contains the NetBIOS host name string. The host name string is truncated when it exceeds 15 characters.

A computer's NetBIOS name must be unique within a network and is not fully qualified by the domain name.

The following code example displays network information for the local computer.


IPGlobalProperties properties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties();
Console.WriteLine("Computer name: {0}", properties.HostName);
Console.WriteLine("Domain name:   {0}", properties.DomainName);
Console.WriteLine("Node type:     {0:f}", properties.NodeType);
Console.WriteLine("DHCP scope:    {0}", properties.DhcpScopeName);
Console.WriteLine("WINS proxy?    {0}", properties.IsWinsProxy);


.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.
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