SystemInformation.ComputerName Property


Gets the NetBIOS computer name of the local computer.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

static member ComputerName : string with get

Property Value

Type: System.String

The name of this computer.

The ComputerName property retrieves the NetBIOS name of the local computer. This is accomplished with a call into the native System Information function GetComputerName. This name is established at system startup, when the system reads it from the registry. If the local computer is a node in a cluster, ComputerName returns the name of the cluster virtual server.

You can use the ComputerName method to determine the name of the computer that is displayed to other users on a network.

The following code example lists all properties of the SystemInformation class in a ListBox and displays the current value of the property in a TextBox when a list item selected.

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to get the value of this property. Associated enumeration: PermissionState.Unrestricted

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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