IPAddress Constructor (Byte[])

IPAddress Constructor (Byte[])

Initializes a new instance of the IPAddress class with the address specified as a Byte array.

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

public IPAddress(
	byte[] address


Type: System.Byte[]
The byte array value of the IP address.


address is null.


address contains a bad IP address.

The IPAddress is created with the Address property set to address.

If the length of address is 4, IPAddress(Byte[]) constructs an IPv4 address; otherwise, an IPv6 address with a scope of 0 is constructed.

The Byte array is assumed to be in network byte order with the most significant byte first in index position 0.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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