NetworkInterfaceComponent Enumeration

 

Specifies the Internet Protocol versions that are supported by a network interface.

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

Public Enumeration NetworkInterfaceComponent

Member nameDescription
IPv4

Internet Protocol version 4.

IPv6

Internet Protocol version 6.

The values in this enumeration are used by the Supports method to specify the Internet Protocol version supported by a network interface.

The following code example checks whether a network interface supports IPv4.

Public Shared Sub DisplayIPv4NetworkInterfaces() 
    Dim nics As NetworkInterface() = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces()
    Dim properties As IPGlobalProperties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties()
    Console.WriteLine("IPv4 interface information for {0}.{1}", properties.HostName, properties.DomainName)

    Dim adapter As NetworkInterface
    For Each adapter In  nics
        ' Only display informatin for interfaces that support IPv4.
        If adapter.Supports(NetworkInterfaceComponent.IPv4) = False Then
            GoTo ContinueForEach1
        End If
        Console.WriteLine()
        Console.WriteLine(adapter.Description)
        ' Underline the description.
        Console.WriteLine(String.Empty.PadLeft(adapter.Description.Length, "="c))
        Dim adapterProperties As IPInterfaceProperties = adapter.GetIPProperties()
        ' Try to get the IPv4 interface properties.
        Dim p As IPv4InterfaceProperties = adapterProperties.GetIPv4Properties()

        If p Is Nothing Then
            Console.WriteLine("No IPv4 information is available for this interface.")
            GoTo ContinueForEach1
        End If
        ' Display the IPv4 specific data.
        Console.WriteLine("  Index ............................. : {0}", p.Index)
        Console.WriteLine("  MTU ............................... : {0}", p.Mtu)
        Console.WriteLine("  APIPA active....................... : {0}", p.IsAutomaticPrivateAddressingActive)
        Console.WriteLine("  APIPA enabled...................... : {0}", p.IsAutomaticPrivateAddressingEnabled)
        Console.WriteLine("  Forwarding enabled................. : {0}", p.IsForwardingEnabled)
        Console.WriteLine("  Uses WINS ......................... : {0}", p.UsesWins)
    ContinueForEach1:
    Next adapter

End Sub 'DisplayIPv4NetworkInterfaces

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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