HostName Property

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.

Exception Condition

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);


for reading network information. Associated enumeration: Read.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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