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Socket.AddressFamily Property

Gets the address family of the Socket.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property AddressFamily As AddressFamily
'Usage
Dim instance As Socket 
Dim value As AddressFamily 

value = instance.AddressFamily

Property Value

Type: System.Net.Sockets.AddressFamily
One of the AddressFamily values.

The AddressFamily specifies the addressing scheme that an instance of the Socket class can use. This property is read-only and is set when the Socket is created.

The following code example displays the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType to the console.

Dim s As New Socket(lep.Address.AddressFamily, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp)

'Using the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType properties.
Console.WriteLine(("I just set the following properties of socket: " + "Address Family = " + s.AddressFamily.ToString() + ControlChars.Cr + "SocketType = " + s.SocketType.ToString() + ControlChars.Cr + "ProtocolType = " + s.ProtocolType.ToString()))
		Socket *s = new Socket(lep->Address->AddressFamily,
			SocketType::Stream, ProtocolType::Tcp);

		//Uses the AddressFamily, SocketType, and ProtocolType properties.
		Console::Write("I just set the following properties of socket: \n");
		Console::Write("Address Family = ");
		Console::Write(__box(s->AddressFamily)->ToString());
		Console::Write("\nSocketType = ");
		Console::Write(__box(s->SocketType)->ToString());
		Console::Write("\nProtocolType = ");
		Console::WriteLine(__box(s->ProtocolType)->ToString());

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0
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