Status Property
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PingReply.Status Property

Gets the status of an attempt to send an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request and receive the corresponding ICMP echo reply message.

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

public IPStatus Status { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.NetworkInformation.IPStatus
An IPStatus value indicating the result of the request.

If the value of Status is not Success, you should not use the values returned by the RoundtripTime, Options or Buffer properties. The RoundtripTime and Buffer properties will return zero, and the Options property will return null.

The following code example demonstrates using Ping class to send an ICMP echo request synchronously and display the response.

using System;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.NetworkInformation;
using System.Text;

namespace Examples.System.Net.NetworkInformation.PingTest
    public class PingExample
        // args[0] can be an IPaddress or host name. 
        public static void Main (string[] args)
            Ping pingSender = new Ping ();
            PingOptions options = new PingOptions ();

            // Use the default Ttl value which is 128, 
            // but change the fragmentation behavior.
            options.DontFragment = true;

            // Create a buffer of 32 bytes of data to be transmitted.
            string data = "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa";
            byte[] buffer = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes (data);
            int timeout = 120;
            PingReply reply = pingSender.Send (args[0], timeout, buffer, options);
            if (reply.Status == IPStatus.Success)
                Console.WriteLine ("Address: {0}", reply.Address.ToString ());
                Console.WriteLine ("RoundTrip time: {0}", reply.RoundtripTime);
                Console.WriteLine ("Time to live: {0}", reply.Options.Ttl);
                Console.WriteLine ("Don't fragment: {0}", reply.Options.DontFragment);
                Console.WriteLine ("Buffer size: {0}", reply.Buffer.Length);
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::Net::NetworkInformation;
using namespace System::Text;

// args[1] can be an IPaddress or host name.
int main ()
    String* args[] = Environment::GetCommandLineArgs();

    Ping* pingSender = new Ping ();
    PingOptions* options = new PingOptions ();

    // Use the default Ttl value which is 128,
    // but change the fragmentation behavior.
    options->DontFragment = true;

    // Create a buffer of 32 bytes of data to be transmitted.
    String* data = S"aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa";
    Byte buffer[] = Encoding::ASCII->GetBytes (data);
    int timeout = 120;
    PingReply* reply = pingSender->Send (args[1], buffer, timeout, options);
    if (reply->Status == IPStatus::Success)
        Console::WriteLine (S"Address: {0}", reply->Address->ToString ());
        Console::WriteLine (S"RoundTrip time: {0}", __box(reply->RoundTripTime));
        Console::WriteLine (S"Time to live: {0}", __box(reply->Options->Ttl));
        Console::WriteLine (S"Don't fragment: {0}", __box(reply->Options->DontFragment));
        Console::WriteLine (S"Buffer size: {0}", __box(reply->Buffer->Length));

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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