Gets the host component of this instance.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
The property gets the host component of this Uri instance. This property value does not include the port number.
Silverlight-based applications are cross-platform, so they run in most modern Web browsers, including Apple Safari version 2.0 and later on Apple Mac OS X. However, full parsing for UNC style paths in a Uri is supported only on Windows. Any backslashes in a Uri for the UriSchemeFile representing a UNC path are converted to forward slashes on Apple Mac OS X.
An example that displays this issue is below:
Uri testUri = Uri(@"file://\\computer\download\file.ext");
On Windows, this UNC path is converted to the following Uri:
The AbsolutePath is /download/file.ext.
The property is equal to: computer.
The IsUnc property is true.
The LocalPath property is \\computer\download\file.ext.
On Apple Mac OS X, this UNC path is converted to the following Uri:
The AbsolutePath property is //computer/download/file.ext.
The property is an empty string.
The IsUnc property is false.
The LocalPath property is computer/download/file.ext.
The following example writes the host name (www.contoso.com) of the server to the console.
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.