IPAddress::NetworkToHostOrder Method (Int32)


Converts an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.

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

static int NetworkToHostOrder(
	int network


Type: System::Int32

The number to convert, expressed in network byte order.

Return Value

Type: System::Int32

An integer value, expressed in host byte order.

Different computers use different conventions for ordering the bytes within multibyte integer values. Some computers put the most significant byte first (known as big-endian order) and others put the least-significant byte first (known as little-endian order). To work with computers that use different byte ordering, all integer values that are sent over the network are sent in network byte order which has the most significant byte first.

The NetworkToHostOrder method converts multibyte integer values that are stored on the host system from the byte order used by the network to the byte order used by the host.

The following example uses the NetworkToHostOrder method to convert an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.

void NetworkToHostOrder_Integer( int networkByte )
   int hostByte;
   // Converts an integer value from network Byte order to host Byte order.
   hostByte = IPAddress::NetworkToHostOrder( networkByte );
   Console::WriteLine( "Network Byte order to Host Byte order of {0} is {1}", networkByte, hostByte );

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
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