IPAddress Class
 

Provides an Internet Protocol (IP) address.

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

Inheritance Hierarchy
SystemObject
  System.NetIPAddress

Syntax
[SerializableAttribute]
public class IPAddress
[SerializableAttribute]
public ref class IPAddress 
[<SerializableAttribute>]
type IPAddress = class end
<SerializableAttribute>
Public Class IPAddress
Constructors
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod IPAddress

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

System_CAPS_pubmethod IPAddress

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

System_CAPS_pubmethod IPAddress

Initializes a new instance of the IPAddress class with the address specified as an Int64.

Properties
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Obsolete.An Internet Protocol (IP) address.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the address family of the IP address.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets whether the IP address is an IPv4-mapped IPv6 address.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets whether the address is an IPv6 link local address.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets whether the address is an IPv6 multicast global address.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets whether the address is an IPv6 site local address.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets whether the address is an IPv6 Teredo address.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the IPv6 address scope identifier.

Methods
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

Compares two IP addresses.(Overrides ObjectEquals.)

System_CAPS_protmethod Finalize

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetAddressBytes

Provides a copy of the IPAddress as an array of bytes.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Returns a hash value for an IP address.(Overrides ObjectGetHashCode.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static HostToNetworkOrder

Converts a short value from host byte order to network byte order.

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static HostToNetworkOrder

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

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static HostToNetworkOrder

Converts a long value from host byte order to network byte order.

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static IsLoopback

Indicates whether the specified IP address is the loopback address.

System_CAPS_pubmethod MapToIPv4

Maps the IPAddress object to an IPv4 address.

System_CAPS_pubmethod MapToIPv6

Maps the IPAddress object to an IPv6 address.

System_CAPS_protmethod MemberwiseClone

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static NetworkToHostOrder

Converts a short value from network byte order to host byte order.

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static NetworkToHostOrder

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

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static NetworkToHostOrder

Converts a long value from network byte order to host byte order.

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static Parse

Converts an IP address string to an IPAddress instance.

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Converts an Internet address to its standard notation.(Overrides ObjectToString.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod System_CAPS_static TryParse

Determines whether a string is a valid IP address.

Fields
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static Any

Provides an IP address that indicates that the server must listen for client activity on all network interfaces. This field is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static Broadcast

Provides the IP broadcast address. This field is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static IPv6Any

The SocketBind method uses the IPv6Any field to indicate that a Socket must listen for client activity on all network interfaces.

System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static IPv6Loopback

Provides the IP loopback address. This property is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static IPv6None

Provides an IP address that indicates that no network interface should be used. This property is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static Loopback

Provides the IP loopback address. This field is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static None

Provides an IP address that indicates that no network interface should be used. This field is read-only.

Remarks

The IPAddress class contains the address of a computer on an IP network.

Examples

The following code example shows how to query a server to obtain the family addresses and the IP addresses it supports.


// This program shows how to use the IPAddress class to obtain a server 
// IP addressess and related information.

using System;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.Sockets;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

namespace Mssc.Services.ConnectionManagement
{

  class TestIPAddress 
  {

    /**
      * The IPAddresses method obtains the selected server IP address information.
      * It then displays the type of address family supported by the server and its 
      * IP address in standard and byte format.
      **/
    private static void IPAddresses(string server) 
    {
      try 
      {
        System.Text.ASCIIEncoding ASCII = new System.Text.ASCIIEncoding();

        // Get server related information.
        IPHostEntry heserver = Dns.GetHostEntry(server);

        // Loop on the AddressList
        foreach (IPAddress curAdd in heserver.AddressList) 
        {


          // Display the type of address family supported by the server. If the
          // server is IPv6-enabled this value is: InternNetworkV6. If the server
          // is also IPv4-enabled there will be an additional value of InterNetwork.
          Console.WriteLine("AddressFamily: " + curAdd.AddressFamily.ToString());

          // Display the ScopeId property in case of IPV6 addresses.
          if(curAdd.AddressFamily.ToString() == ProtocolFamily.InterNetworkV6.ToString())
            Console.WriteLine("Scope Id: " + curAdd.ScopeId.ToString());


          // Display the server IP address in the standard format. In 
          // IPv4 the format will be dotted-quad notation, in IPv6 it will be
          // in in colon-hexadecimal notation.
          Console.WriteLine("Address: " + curAdd.ToString());

          // Display the server IP address in byte format.
          Console.Write("AddressBytes: ");



          Byte[] bytes = curAdd.GetAddressBytes();
          for (int i = 0; i < bytes.Length; i++) 
          {
            Console.Write(bytes[i]);
          }                          

          Console.WriteLine("\r\n");

        }

      }
      catch (Exception e) 
      {
        Console.WriteLine("[DoResolve] Exception: " + e.ToString());
      }
    }

    // This IPAddressAdditionalInfo displays additional server address information.
    private static void IPAddressAdditionalInfo() 
    {
      try 
      {
        // Display the flags that show if the server supports IPv4 or IPv6
        // address schemas.
        Console.WriteLine("\r\nSupportsIPv4: " + Socket.SupportsIPv4);
        Console.WriteLine("SupportsIPv6: " + Socket.SupportsIPv6);

        if (Socket.SupportsIPv6)
        {
          // Display the server Any address. This IP address indicates that the server 
          // should listen for client activity on all network interfaces. 
          Console.WriteLine("\r\nIPv6Any: " + IPAddress.IPv6Any.ToString());

          // Display the server loopback address. 
          Console.WriteLine("IPv6Loopback: " + IPAddress.IPv6Loopback.ToString());

          // Used during autoconfiguration first phase.
          Console.WriteLine("IPv6None: " + IPAddress.IPv6None.ToString());

          Console.WriteLine("IsLoopback(IPv6Loopback): " + IPAddress.IsLoopback(IPAddress.IPv6Loopback));
        }
        Console.WriteLine("IsLoopback(Loopback): " + IPAddress.IsLoopback(IPAddress.Loopback));
      }
      catch (Exception e) 
      {
        Console.WriteLine("[IPAddresses] Exception: " + e.ToString());
      }
    }


    public static void Main(string[] args) 
    {
      string server = null;

      // Define a regular expression to parse user's input.
      // This is a security check. It allows only
      // alphanumeric input string between 2 to 40 character long.
      Regex rex = new Regex(@"^[a-zA-Z]\w{1,39}$");

      if (args.Length < 1)
      {
        // If no server name is passed as an argument to this program, use the current 
        // server name as default.
        server = Dns.GetHostName();
        Console.WriteLine("Using current host: " + server);
      }
      else
      {
        server = args[0];
        if (!(rex.Match(server)).Success)
        {
          Console.WriteLine("Input string format not allowed.");
          return;
        }
      }

      // Get the list of the addresses associated with the requested server.
      IPAddresses(server);

      // Get additonal address information.
      IPAddressAdditionalInfo();
    }

  }
}
' This program shows how to use the IPAddress class to obtain a server 
' IP addressess and related information.
Imports System
Imports System.Net
Imports System.Net.Sockets
Imports System.Text.RegularExpressions
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic


Namespace Mssc.Services.ConnectionManagement
  Module M_TestIPAddress

    Class TestIPAddress

      'The IPAddresses method obtains the selected server IP address information.
      'It then displays the type of address family supported by the server and 
      'its IP address in standard and byte format.
      Private Shared Sub IPAddresses(ByVal server As String)
        Try
          Dim ASCII As New System.Text.ASCIIEncoding()

          ' Get server related information.
          Dim heserver As IPHostEntry = Dns.Resolve(server)

          ' Loop on the AddressList
          Dim curAdd As IPAddress
          For Each curAdd In heserver.AddressList

            ' Display the type of address family supported by the server. If the
            ' server is IPv6-enabled this value is: InternNetworkV6. If the server
            ' is also IPv4-enabled there will be an additional value of InterNetwork.
            Console.WriteLine(("AddressFamily: " + curAdd.AddressFamily.ToString()))

            ' Display the ScopeId property in case of IPV6 addresses.
            If curAdd.AddressFamily.ToString() = ProtocolFamily.InterNetworkV6.ToString() Then
              Console.WriteLine(("Scope Id: " + curAdd.ScopeId.ToString()))
            End If

            ' Display the server IP address in the standard format. In 
            ' IPv4 the format will be dotted-quad notation, in IPv6 it will be
            ' in in colon-hexadecimal notation.
            Console.WriteLine(("Address: " + curAdd.ToString()))

            ' Display the server IP address in byte format.
            Console.Write("AddressBytes: ")



            Dim bytes As [Byte]() = curAdd.GetAddressBytes()
            Dim i As Integer
            For i = 0 To bytes.Length - 1
              Console.Write(bytes(i))
            Next i
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Lf)
          Next curAdd 

        Catch e As Exception
          Console.WriteLine(("[DoResolve] Exception: " + e.ToString()))
        End Try
      End Sub 'IPAddresses


      ' This IPAddressAdditionalInfo displays additional server address information.
      Private Shared Sub IPAddressAdditionalInfo()
        Try
          ' Display the flags that show if the server supports IPv4 or IPv6
          ' address schemas.
          Console.WriteLine((ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Lf + "SupportsIPv4: " + Socket.SupportsIPv4.ToString()))
          Console.WriteLine(("SupportsIPv6: " + Socket.SupportsIPv6.ToString()))

          If Socket.SupportsIPv6 Then
            ' Display the server Any address. This IP address indicates that the server 
            ' should listen for client activity on all network interfaces. 
            Console.WriteLine((ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Lf + "IPv6Any: " + IPAddress.IPv6Any.ToString()))

            ' Display the server loopback address. 
            Console.WriteLine(("IPv6Loopback: " + IPAddress.IPv6Loopback.ToString()))

            ' Used during autoconfiguration first phase.
            Console.WriteLine(("IPv6None: " + IPAddress.IPv6None.ToString()))

            Console.WriteLine(("IsLoopback(IPv6Loopback): " + IPAddress.IsLoopback(IPAddress.IPv6Loopback).ToString()))
          End If
          Console.WriteLine(("IsLoopback(Loopback): " + IPAddress.IsLoopback(IPAddress.Loopback).ToString()))
        Catch e As Exception
          Console.WriteLine(("[IPAddresses] Exception: " + e.ToString()))
        End Try
      End Sub 'IPAddressAdditionalInfo

      Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        Dim server As String = Nothing

        ' Define a regular expression to parse user's input.
        ' This is a security check. It allows only
        ' alphanumeric input string between 2 to 40 character long.
        'Define a regular expression to parse user's input.
        'This is a security check. It allows only
        'alphanumeric input string between 2 to 40 character long.
        Dim rex As New Regex("^[a-zA-Z]\w{1,39}$")

        If args.Length < 1 Then
          ' If no server name is passed as an argument to this program, use the current 
          ' server name as default.
          server = Dns.GetHostName()
          Console.WriteLine(("Using current host: " + server))
        Else
          server = args(0)
          If Not rex.Match(server).Success Then
            Console.WriteLine("Input string format not allowed.")
            Return
          End If
        End If

        ' Get the list of the addresses associated with the requested server.
        IPAddresses(server)

        ' Get additonal address information.
        IPAddressAdditionalInfo()
      End Sub 'Main
    End Class 'TestIPAddress
  End Module
End Namespace
// This program shows how to use the IPAddress class to obtain a server 
// IP addressess and related information.
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::Net::Sockets;
using namespace System::Text::RegularExpressions;

/**
* The IPAddresses method obtains the selected server IP address information.
* It then displays the type of address family supported by the server and its 
* IP address in standard and byte format.
**/
void IPAddresses( String^ server )
{
   try
   {
      System::Text::ASCIIEncoding^ ASCII = gcnew System::Text::ASCIIEncoding;

      // Get server related information.
      IPHostEntry^ heserver = Dns::GetHostEntry( server );

      // Loop on the AddressList
      System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = heserver->AddressList->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         IPAddress^ curAdd = safe_cast<IPAddress^>(myEnum->Current);

         // Display the type of address family supported by the server. If the
         // server is IPv6-enabled this value is: InternNetworkV6. If the server
         // is also IPv4-enabled there will be an additional value of InterNetwork.
         Console::WriteLine( "AddressFamily: {0}", curAdd->AddressFamily );

         // Display the ScopeId property in case of IPV6 addresses.
         if ( curAdd->AddressFamily.ToString() == ProtocolFamily::InterNetworkV6.ToString() )
                  Console::WriteLine( "Scope Id: {0}", curAdd->ScopeId );

         // Display the server IP address in the standard format. In 
         // IPv4 the format will be dotted-quad notation, in IPv6 it will be
         // in in colon-hexadecimal notation.
         Console::WriteLine( "Address: {0}", curAdd );

         // Display the server IP address in byte format.
         Console::Write( "AddressBytes: " );

         array<Byte>^bytes = curAdd->GetAddressBytes();
         for ( int i = 0; i < bytes->Length; i++ )
         {
            Console::Write( bytes[ i ] );

         }

         Console::WriteLine( "\r\n" );
      }
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "[DoResolve] Exception: {0}", e );
   }

}


// This IPAddressAdditionalInfo displays additional server address information.
void IPAddressAdditionalInfo()
{
   try
   {
      // Display the flags that show if the server supports IPv4 or IPv6
      // address schemas.
      Console::WriteLine( "\r\nSupportsIPv4: {0}", Socket::SupportsIPv4 );
      Console::WriteLine( "SupportsIPv6: {0}", Socket::SupportsIPv6 );
      if ( Socket::SupportsIPv6 )
      {
         // Display the server Any address. This IP address indicates that the server 
         // should listen for client activity on all network interfaces. 
         Console::WriteLine( "\r\nIPv6Any: {0}", IPAddress::IPv6Any );

         // Display the server loopback address. 
         Console::WriteLine( "IPv6Loopback: {0}", IPAddress::IPv6Loopback );

         // Used during autoconfiguration first phase.
         Console::WriteLine( "IPv6None: {0}", IPAddress::IPv6None );
         Console::WriteLine( "IsLoopback(IPv6Loopback): {0}", IPAddress::IsLoopback( IPAddress::IPv6Loopback ) );
      }
      Console::WriteLine( "IsLoopback(Loopback): {0}", IPAddress::IsLoopback( IPAddress::Loopback ) );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "[IPAddresses] Exception: {0}", e );
   }

}

int main()
{
   array<String^>^args = Environment::GetCommandLineArgs();
   String^ server = nullptr;

   // Define a regular expression to parse user's input.
   // This is a security check. It allows only
   // alphanumeric input string between 2 to 40 character long.
   Regex^ rex = gcnew Regex( "^[a-zA-Z]\\w{1,39}$" );
   if ( args->Length < 2 )
   {
      // If no server name is passed as an argument to this program, use the current 
      // server name as default.
      server = Dns::GetHostName();
      Console::WriteLine( "Using current host: {0}", server );
   }
   else
   {
      server = args[ 1 ];
      if (  !(rex->Match(server))->Success )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "Input string format not allowed." );
         return  -1;
      }
   }

   // Get the list of the addresses associated with the requested server.
   IPAddresses( server );

   // Get additonal address information.
   IPAddressAdditionalInfo();
}
Version Information
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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