PhysicalAddress Constructor (Byte[])


Initializes a new instance of the PhysicalAddress class.

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

public PhysicalAddress(
	byte[] address


Type: System.Byte[]

A Byte array containing the address.

In common scenarios, applications do not need to call this constructor; instances of this class are returned by the GetPhysicalAddress method.

Note that you can also use the Parse method to create a new instance of PhysicalAddress.

The following code example creates a new PhysicalAddress object.

    public static PhysicalAddress[] StoreNetworkInterfaceAddresses()
    IPGlobalProperties computerProperties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties();
    NetworkInterface[] nics = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces();
    if (nics == null || nics.Length < 1)
        Console.WriteLine("  No network interfaces found.");
        return null;

    PhysicalAddress[] addresses = new PhysicalAddress[nics.Length];
    int i = 0;
    foreach (NetworkInterface adapter in nics)
        IPInterfaceProperties properties = adapter.GetIPProperties();
        PhysicalAddress address = adapter.GetPhysicalAddress();
        byte[] bytes = address.GetAddressBytes();
        PhysicalAddress newAddress =  new PhysicalAddress(bytes);
    return addresses;

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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