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PeerName.CreateFromPeerHostName Method

Creates a new instance of the specified PeerHostName object with the specified peer host name.

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

public static PeerName CreateFromPeerHostName(
	string peerHostName


Type: System.String
A string that contains the DNS-qualified host name.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.PeerToPeer.PeerName
A PeerName object that represents the specified peer host name.


The String provided is not a valid peer host name string.


PeerHostName is null.


A PeerName could not be created from the supplied PeerHostName

The peer-to-peer host is the "seed node" responsible for initiating the peer-to-peer networking session, inviting peers to participate in applications for which this type of network connectivity is most appropriate for communications such as chat groups or game sessions.

This method can be used to create a PeerName object based on the PeerHostName property. This peer name is not associated with the identity of the calling node.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.