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IPv4InterfaceProperties.IsAutomaticPrivateAddressingEnabled Property

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether this interface has automatic private IP addressing (APIPA) enabled.

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

public abstract bool IsAutomaticPrivateAddressingEnabled { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the interface uses APIPA; otherwise, false.

Automatic private IP addressing allows computers that do not have access to a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server to be automatically assigned an IP address that does not conflict with public addresses. These addresses are in the range 169.254.0.0 to 169.254.255.255.

The following code example gets an IPv4InterfaceProperties object and displays its data.


public static void DisplayIPv4NetworkInterfaces()
{
    NetworkInterface[] nics = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces();
    IPGlobalProperties properties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties();
    Console.WriteLine("IPv4 interface information for {0}.{1}",
       properties.HostName, properties.DomainName);
    Console.WriteLine();   

    foreach (NetworkInterface adapter in nics)
    {
        // Only display informatin for interfaces that support IPv4.
        if (adapter.Supports(NetworkInterfaceComponent.IPv4) == false)
        {
            continue;
        }
        Console.WriteLine(adapter.Description);
        // Underline the description.
        Console.WriteLine(String.Empty.PadLeft(adapter.Description.Length,'='));
        IPInterfaceProperties adapterProperties = adapter.GetIPProperties();
        // Try to get the IPv4 interface properties.
        IPv4InterfaceProperties p = adapterProperties.GetIPv4Properties();

        if (p == null)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("No IPv4 information is available for this interface.");
            Console.WriteLine();
            continue;
        }
        // Display the IPv4 specific data.
        Console.WriteLine("  Index ............................. : {0}", p.Index);
        Console.WriteLine("  MTU ............................... : {0}", p.Mtu);
        Console.WriteLine("  APIPA active....................... : {0}", 
            p.IsAutomaticPrivateAddressingActive);
        Console.WriteLine("  APIPA enabled...................... : {0}", 
            p.IsAutomaticPrivateAddressingEnabled);
        Console.WriteLine("  Forwarding enabled................. : {0}", 
            p.IsForwardingEnabled);
        Console.WriteLine("  Uses WINS ......................... : {0}", 
            p.UsesWins);
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}


.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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