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IrDAListener Class

Places a socket in a listening state to monitor infrared connections from a specified service or network address.

Namespace: System.Net.Sockets
Assembly: System.Net.IrDA (in

Public Class IrDAListener
Dim instance As IrDAListener

public class IrDAListener
public class IrDAListener

This class monitors a service by specifying a service name or a network address. The listener does not listen until you call the Start method.

The following code example creates a connection, with the IrDAEndPoint class, and starts listening for incoming requests from that device. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the IrDAClient class.

' Create a connection, with the IrDAEndPoint class,
' for the selected device in the list box.
' Start listening for incoming requests from
' that device with an IrDAListener object.
    Dim i As Integer = ListBox1.SelectedIndex
    irEndP = New IrDAEndPoint(irDevices(i).DeviceID, irServiceName)
    irListen = New IrDAListener(irEndP)
Catch exSoc As SocketException
    MsgBox("Couldn't listen on service " & irServiceName & ": " _
        & exSoc.ErrorCode)
End Try


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

Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0