Dns.GetHostName Dns.GetHostName Dns.GetHostName Dns.GetHostName Method

Definition

Gets the host name of the local computer.

public:
 static System::String ^ GetHostName();
public static string GetHostName ();
static member GetHostName : unit -> string
Public Shared Function GetHostName () As String
Returns

A string that contains the DNS host name of the local computer.

Exceptions

An error is encountered when resolving the local host name.

Examples

The following example uses the GetHostName method to obtain the host name of the local computer.

public:
   void DisplayLocalHostName()
   {
      try
      {
         // Get the local computer host name.
         String^ hostName = Dns::GetHostName();
         Console::WriteLine( "Computer name : {0}", hostName );
      }
      catch ( SocketException^ e ) 
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "SocketException caught!!!" );
         Console::WriteLine( "Source : {0}", e->Source );
         Console::WriteLine( "Message : {0}", e->Message );
      }
      catch ( Exception^ e ) 
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "Exception caught!!!" );
         Console::WriteLine( "Source : {0}", e->Source );
         Console::WriteLine( "Message : {0}", e->Message );
      }
   }
public void DisplayLocalHostName()
{
   try {
      // Get the local computer host name.
      String hostName = Dns.GetHostName();
      Console.WriteLine("Computer name :" + hostName);
   }
   catch(SocketException e) {
      Console.WriteLine("SocketException caught!!!");
      Console.WriteLine("Source : " + e.Source);
      Console.WriteLine("Message : " + e.Message);
   }
catch(Exception e)
{
 Console.WriteLine("Exception caught!!!");
 Console.WriteLine("Source : " + e.Source);
 Console.WriteLine("Message : " + e.Message);
}
}
Public Sub DisplayLocalHostName()
    Try
        ' Get the local computer host name.
        Dim hostName As [String] = Dns.GetHostName()
        Console.WriteLine(("Computer name :" + hostName))
    Catch e As SocketException
        Console.WriteLine("SocketException caught!!!")
        Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
        Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
    Catch e As Exception
        Console.WriteLine("Exception caught!!!")
        Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
        Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
    End Try

Security

DnsPermission
for accessing DNS information. Associated enumeration: Unrestricted

Applies to