Environment.MachineName Environment.MachineName Environment.MachineName Environment.MachineName Property

Definition

Gets the NetBIOS name of this local computer.

public:
 static property System::String ^ MachineName { System::String ^ get(); };
public static string MachineName { get; }
member this.MachineName : string
Public Shared ReadOnly Property MachineName As String
Property Value

A string containing the name of this computer.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example displays the name of the computer that runs the code example. (The machine name is omitted from the example output for security reasons.)

// Sample for the Environment::MachineName property
using namespace System;
int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine();
   
   //  <-- Keep this information secure! -->
   Console::WriteLine( "MachineName: {0}", Environment::MachineName );
}

/*
This example produces the following results:
(Any result that is lengthy, specific to the machine on which this sample was tested, or reveals information that should remain secure, has been omitted and marked S"!---OMITTED---!".)

MachineName: !---OMITTED---!
*/
// Sample for the Environment.MachineName property
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    Console.WriteLine();
//  <-- Keep this information secure! -->
    Console.WriteLine("MachineName: {0}", Environment.MachineName);
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:
(Any result that is lengthy, specific to the machine on which this sample was tested, or reveals information that should remain secure, has been omitted and marked "!---OMITTED---!".)

MachineName: !---OMITTED---!
*/
' Sample for the Environment.MachineName property
Imports System

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Console.WriteLine()
      '  <-- Keep this information secure! -->
      Console.WriteLine("MachineName: {0}", Environment.MachineName)
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'
'This example produces the following results:
'(Any result that is lengthy, specific to the machine on which this sample was tested, 
'or reveals information that should remain secure, has been omitted 
'and marked "!---OMITTED---!".)
'
'MachineName: !---OMITTED---!
'

Remarks

The name of this computer is established at system startup when the name is read from the registry. If this computer is a node in a cluster, the name of the node is returned.

Security

EnvironmentPermission
for read access to the COMPUTERNAME environment variable. Associated enumeration: Read

Applies to