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SocketAddress Constructor (AddressFamily, Int32)

Creates a new instance of the SocketAddress class using the specified address family and buffer size.

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

Public Sub New ( _
	family As AddressFamily, _
	size As Integer _
Dim family As AddressFamily
Dim size As Integer

Dim instance As New SocketAddress(family, size)
public SocketAddress (
	AddressFamily family, 
	int size
public function SocketAddress (
	family : AddressFamily, 
	size : int



An AddressFamily enumerated value.


The number of bytes to allocate for the underlying buffer.

Exception typeCondition


size is less than 2. These 2 bytes are needed to store family.

Use this overload to create a new instance of the SocketAddress class with a particular underlying buffer size.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0