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NetworkInterface Class
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NetworkInterface Class

Provides configuration and statistical information for a network interface.

System.Object
  System.Net.NetworkInformation.NetworkInterface

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

public static class NetworkInterface

The NetworkInterface type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
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  NameDescription
Public propertyStatic memberIPv6LoopbackInterfaceIndexGets the index of the IPv6 loopback interface.
Public propertyStatic memberLoopbackInterfaceIndexGets the index of the IPv4 loopback interface.
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  NameDescription
Public methodStatic memberGetAllNetworkInterfacesReturns objects that describe the network interfaces on the local computer.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetIsNetworkAvailableIndicates whether any network connection is available.
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This class encapsulates data for network interfaces, also known as adapters, on the local computer. You do not create instances of this class; the GetAllNetworkInterfaces method returns an array that contains one instance of this class for each network interface on the local computer.

The following code example displays information about interfaces.

public static void ShowNetworkInterfaces()
{
    IPGlobalProperties computerProperties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties();
    NetworkInterface[] nics = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces();
    Console.WriteLine("Interface information for {0}.{1}     ",
            computerProperties.HostName, computerProperties.DomainName);
    if (nics == null || nics.Length < 1)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("  No network interfaces found.");
        return;
    }

    Console.WriteLine("  Number of interfaces .................... : {0}", nics.Length);
    foreach (NetworkInterface adapter in nics)
    {
        IPInterfaceProperties properties = adapter.GetIPProperties();
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine(adapter.Description);
        Console.WriteLine(String.Empty.PadLeft(adapter.Description.Length,'='));
        Console.WriteLine("  Interface type .......................... : {0}", adapter.NetworkInterfaceType);
        Console.WriteLine("  Physical Address ........................ : {0}", 
                   adapter.GetPhysicalAddress().ToString());
        Console.WriteLine("  Operational status ...................... : {0}", 
            adapter.OperationalStatus);
        string versions ="";

        // Create a display string for the supported IP versions. 
        if (adapter.Supports(NetworkInterfaceComponent.IPv4))
        {
             versions = "IPv4";
         }
        if (adapter.Supports(NetworkInterfaceComponent.IPv6))
        {
            if (versions.Length > 0)
            {
                versions += " ";
             }
            versions += "IPv6";
        }
        Console.WriteLine("  IP version .............................. : {0}", versions);
        ShowIPAddresses(properties);

        // The following information is not useful for loopback adapters. 
        if (adapter.NetworkInterfaceType == NetworkInterfaceType.Loopback)
        {
            continue;
        }
        Console.WriteLine("  DNS suffix .............................. : {0}", 
            properties.DnsSuffix);

        string label;
        if (adapter.Supports(NetworkInterfaceComponent.IPv4))
        {
            IPv4InterfaceProperties ipv4 = properties.GetIPv4Properties();
            Console.WriteLine("  MTU...................................... : {0}", ipv4.Mtu);
            if (ipv4.UsesWins)
            {

                IPAddressCollection winsServers = properties.WinsServersAddresses;
                if (winsServers.Count > 0)
                {
                    label = "  WINS Servers ............................ :";
                    ShowIPAddresses(label, winsServers);
                }
            }
        }

        Console.WriteLine("  DNS enabled ............................. : {0}", 
            properties.IsDnsEnabled);
        Console.WriteLine("  Dynamically configured DNS .............. : {0}", 
            properties.IsDynamicDnsEnabled);
        Console.WriteLine("  Receive Only ............................ : {0}", 
            adapter.IsReceiveOnly);
        Console.WriteLine("  Multicast ............................... : {0}", 
            adapter.SupportsMulticast);
        ShowInterfaceStatistics(adapter);

        Console.WriteLine();
    }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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