IPGlobalProperties.HostName Property

 

Gets the host name for the local computer.

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

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property HostName As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

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

Exception Condition
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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

NetworkInformationPermission

for reading network information. Associated enumeration: Read.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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