AddressFamily AddressFamily AddressFamily AddressFamily Enum

Definition

Specifies the addressing scheme that an instance of the Socket class can use.

public enum class AddressFamily
public enum AddressFamily
type AddressFamily = 
Public Enum AddressFamily
Inheritance
AddressFamilyAddressFamilyAddressFamilyAddressFamily

Fields

AppleTalk AppleTalk AppleTalk AppleTalk 16

AppleTalk address.

Atm Atm Atm Atm 22

Native ATM services address.

Banyan Banyan Banyan Banyan 21

Banyan address.

Ccitt Ccitt Ccitt Ccitt 10

Addresses for CCITT protocols, such as X.25.

Chaos Chaos Chaos Chaos 5

Address for MIT CHAOS protocols.

Cluster Cluster Cluster Cluster 24

Address for Microsoft cluster products.

DataKit DataKit DataKit DataKit 9

Address for Datakit protocols.

13

Direct data-link interface address.

DecNet DecNet DecNet DecNet 12

DECnet address.

Ecma Ecma Ecma Ecma 8

European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) address.

FireFox FireFox FireFox FireFox 19

FireFox address.

HyperChannel HyperChannel HyperChannel HyperChannel 15

NSC Hyperchannel address.

Ieee12844 Ieee12844 Ieee12844 Ieee12844 25

IEEE 1284.4 workgroup address.

3

ARPANET IMP address.

InterNetwork InterNetwork InterNetwork InterNetwork 2

Address for IP version 4.

InterNetworkV6 InterNetworkV6 InterNetworkV6 InterNetworkV6 23

Address for IP version 6.

Ipx Ipx Ipx Ipx 6

IPX or SPX address.

Irda Irda Irda Irda 26

IrDA address.

Iso Iso Iso Iso 7

Address for ISO protocols.

Lat Lat Lat Lat 14

LAT address.

Max Max Max Max 29

MAX address.

NetBios NetBios NetBios NetBios 17

NetBios address.

NetworkDesigners NetworkDesigners NetworkDesigners NetworkDesigners 28

Address for Network Designers OSI gateway-enabled protocols.

NS NS NS NS 6

Address for Xerox NS protocols.

Osi Osi Osi Osi 7

Address for OSI protocols.

Pup Pup Pup Pup 4

Address for PUP protocols.

Sna Sna Sna Sna 11

IBM SNA address.

Unix Unix Unix Unix 1

Unix local to host address.

Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown -1

Unknown address family.

Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified 0

Unspecified address family.

VoiceView VoiceView VoiceView VoiceView 18

VoiceView address.

Examples

The following example creates a Socket using the InterNetwork AddressFamily.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Text;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::Net::Sockets;
String^ DoSocketGet( String^ server )
{
   
   //Set up variables and String to write to the server.
   Encoding^ ASCII = Encoding::ASCII;
   String^ Get =  "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: ";
   Get->Concat( server,  "\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n" );
   array<Byte>^ByteGet = ASCII->GetBytes( Get );
   array<Byte>^RecvBytes = gcnew array<Byte>(256);
   String^ strRetPage = nullptr;
   
   // IPAddress and IPEndPoint represent the endpoint that will
   //   receive the request.
   // Get first IPAddress in list return by DNS.
   try
   {
      
      // Define those variables to be evaluated in the next for loop and 
      // then used to connect to the server. These variables are defined
      // outside the for loop to make them accessible there after.
      Socket^ s = nullptr;
      IPEndPoint^ hostEndPoint;
      IPAddress^ hostAddress = nullptr;
      int conPort = 80;
      
      // Get DNS host information.
      IPHostEntry^ hostInfo = Dns::Resolve( server );
      
      // Get the DNS IP addresses associated with the host.
      array<IPAddress^>^IPaddresses = hostInfo->AddressList;
      
      // Evaluate the socket and receiving host IPAddress and IPEndPoint. 
      for ( int index = 0; index < IPaddresses->Length; index++ )
      {
         hostAddress = IPaddresses[ index ];
         hostEndPoint = gcnew IPEndPoint( hostAddress,conPort );
         
         // Creates the Socket to send data over a TCP connection.
         s = gcnew Socket( AddressFamily::InterNetwork,SocketType::Stream,ProtocolType::Tcp );
         
         // Connect to the host using its IPEndPoint.
         s->Connect( hostEndPoint );
         if (  !s->Connected )
         {
            
            // Connection failed, try next IPaddress.
            strRetPage =  "Unable to connect to host";
            s = nullptr;
            continue;
         }

         
         // Sent the GET request to the host.
         s->Send( ByteGet, ByteGet->Length, SocketFlags::None );
         

      }
      
      // Receive the host home page content and loop until all the data is received.
      Int32 bytes = s->Receive( RecvBytes, RecvBytes->Length, SocketFlags::None );
      strRetPage =  "Default HTML page on ";
      strRetPage->Concat( server,  ":\r\n", ASCII->GetString( RecvBytes, 0, bytes ) );
      while ( bytes > 0 )
      {
         bytes = s->Receive( RecvBytes, RecvBytes->Length, SocketFlags::None );
         strRetPage->Concat( ASCII->GetString( RecvBytes, 0, bytes ) );
      }

      
   }
   catch ( SocketException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine(  "SocketException caught!!!" );
      Console::Write(  "Source : " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Source );
      Console::Write(  "Message : " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Message );
   }
   catch ( ArgumentNullException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine(  "ArgumentNULLException caught!!!" );
      Console::Write(  "Source : " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Source );
      Console::Write(  "Message : " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Message );
   }
   catch ( NullReferenceException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine(  "NULLReferenceException caught!!!" );
      Console::Write(  "Source : " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Source );
      Console::Write(  "Message : " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Message );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine(  "Exception caught!!!" );
      Console::Write(  "Source : " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Source );
      Console::Write(  "Message : " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Message );
   }

   return strRetPage;
}

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( DoSocketGet(  "localhost" ) );
}

using System;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.Sockets;

public class Sample
{

  public static string DoSocketGet(string server) 
  {
    //Set up variables and String to write to the server.
    Encoding ASCII = Encoding.ASCII;
    string Get = "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: " + server + 
                 "\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n";
    Byte[] ByteGet = ASCII.GetBytes(Get);
    Byte[] RecvBytes = new Byte[256];
    String strRetPage = null;


    // IPAddress and IPEndPoint represent the endpoint that will
    //   receive the request.
    // Get first IPAddress in list return by DNS.


    try
    {


      // Define those variables to be evaluated in the next for loop and 
      // then used to connect to the server. These variables are defined
      // outside the for loop to make them accessible there after.
      Socket s = null;
      IPEndPoint hostEndPoint;
      IPAddress hostAddress = null;
      int conPort = 80;

      // Get DNS host information.
      IPHostEntry hostInfo = Dns.GetHostEntry(server);
      // Get the DNS IP addresses associated with the host.
      IPAddress[] IPaddresses = hostInfo.AddressList;

      // Evaluate the socket and receiving host IPAddress and IPEndPoint. 
      for (int index=0; index<IPaddresses.Length; index++)
      {
        hostAddress = IPaddresses[index];
        hostEndPoint = new IPEndPoint(hostAddress, conPort);


        // Creates the Socket to send data over a TCP connection.
        s = new Socket(AddressFamily.InterNetwork, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp );


 
        // Connect to the host using its IPEndPoint.
        s.Connect(hostEndPoint);

        if (!s.Connected)
        {
          // Connection failed, try next IPaddress.
          strRetPage = "Unable to connect to host";
          s = null;
          continue;
        }

        // Sent the GET request to the host.
        s.Send(ByteGet, ByteGet.Length, 0);


      } // End of the for loop.      


 
      // Receive the host home page content and loop until all the data is received.
      Int32 bytes = s.Receive(RecvBytes, RecvBytes.Length, 0);
      strRetPage = "Default HTML page on " + server + ":\r\n";
      strRetPage = strRetPage + ASCII.GetString(RecvBytes, 0, bytes);
 
      while (bytes > 0)
      {
        bytes = s.Receive(RecvBytes, RecvBytes.Length, 0);
        strRetPage = strRetPage + ASCII.GetString(RecvBytes, 0, bytes);
      }

    
    } // End of the try block.
    
    catch(SocketException e) 
    {
      Console.WriteLine("SocketException caught!!!");
      Console.WriteLine("Source : " + e.Source);
      Console.WriteLine("Message : " + e.Message);
    }
    catch(ArgumentNullException e)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("ArgumentNullException caught!!!");
      Console.WriteLine("Source : " + e.Source);
      Console.WriteLine("Message : " + e.Message);
    }
    catch(NullReferenceException e)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("NullReferenceException 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);
    }
    
    return strRetPage;

}
   public static void Main()
   {
      Console.WriteLine(DoSocketGet("localhost"));
   }
 }
Imports System
Imports System.Text
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Net
Imports System.Net.Sockets

 _

Public Class Sample
   
   
   Public Shared Function DoSocketGet(server As String) As String
      'Set up variables and String to write to the server.
    Dim ASCII As Encoding = Encoding.ASCII
    Dim [Get] As String = "GET / HTTP/1.1" + ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.NewLine + "Host: " + server + ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.NewLine + "Connection: Close" + ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.NewLine + ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.NewLine
    Dim ByteGet As [Byte]() = ASCII.GetBytes([Get])
    Dim RecvBytes(256) As [Byte]
    Dim strRetPage As [String] = Nothing


      
      ' IPAddress and IPEndPoint represent the endpoint that will
      '   receive the request.
      ' Get first IPAddress in list return by DNS.
      Try

 

         ' Define those variables to be evaluated in the next for loop and 
         ' then used to connect to the server. These variables are defined
         ' outside the for loop to make them accessible there after.
         Dim s As Socket = Nothing
         Dim hostEndPoint As IPEndPoint
         Dim hostAddress As IPAddress = Nothing
         Dim conPort As Integer = 80
         
         ' Get DNS host information.
         Dim hostInfo As IPHostEntry = Dns.Resolve(server)
         ' Get the DNS IP addresses associated with the host.
         Dim IPaddresses As IPAddress() = hostInfo.AddressList
         
         ' Evaluate the socket and receiving host IPAddress and IPEndPoint. 
      Dim index As Integer = 0
      For index = 0 To IPaddresses.Length - 1
        hostAddress = IPaddresses(index)
        hostEndPoint = New IPEndPoint(hostAddress, conPort)


        ' Creates the Socket to send data over a TCP connection.
        s = New Socket(AddressFamily.InterNetwork, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp)


        ' Connect to the host using its IPEndPoint.
        s.Connect(hostEndPoint)

        If Not s.Connected Then
          ' Connection failed, try next IPaddress.
          strRetPage = "Unable to connect to host"
          s = Nothing
          GoTo ContinueFor1
        End If


        ' Sent the GET request to the host.
        s.Send(ByteGet, ByteGet.Length, 0)


ContinueFor1:
      Next index  ' End of the for loop.
      



      ' Receive the host home page content and loop until all the data is received.

      'Dim bytes As Int32 = s.Receive(RecvBytes, RecvBytes.Length, 0)
      Dim bytes As Int32 = s.Receive(RecvBytes, RecvBytes.Length, 0)

      strRetPage = "Default HTML page on " + server + ":\r\n"
      strRetPage = "Default HTML page on " + server + ":" + ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.NewLine

      Dim i As Integer

      While bytes > 0

        bytes = s.Receive(RecvBytes, RecvBytes.Length, 0)

        strRetPage = strRetPage + ASCII.GetString(RecvBytes, 0, bytes)

      End While


      ' End of the try block.
    Catch e As SocketException
         Console.WriteLine("SocketException caught!!!")
         Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
         Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
      Catch e As ArgumentNullException
         Console.WriteLine("ArgumentNullException caught!!!")
         Console.WriteLine(("Source : " + e.Source))
         Console.WriteLine(("Message : " + e.Message))
      Catch e As NullReferenceException
         Console.WriteLine("NullReferenceException 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
      
      Return strRetPage
   End Function 'DoSocketGet
    
   Public Shared Sub Main()
    Console.WriteLine(DoSocketGet("localhost"))
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

Remarks

An AddressFamily member specifies the addressing scheme that a Socket will use to resolve an address. For example, InterNetwork indicates that an IP version 4 address is expected when a Socket connects to an endpoint.

Applies to

See Also