MulticastLoopback Property

Socket.MulticastLoopback Property

 

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether outgoing multicast packets are delivered to the sending application.

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

member MulticastLoopback : bool with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the Socket receives outgoing multicast packets; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition
SocketException

An error occurred when attempting to access the socket.

ObjectDisposedException

The Socket has been closed.

Multicast is a scalable method for many-to-many communication on the Internet. A process subscribes to a multicast address; then, any packets sent by a subscribed process are received by every other process subscribed to the multicast address.

Setting this property on a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) socket will have no effect.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the MulticastLoopback property.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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