NetworkInterface Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Provides availability information for a network interface.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


Public MustInherit Class NetworkInterface
public abstract class NetworkInterface

The NetworkInterface type exposes the following members.


Name Description
NetworkInterface Initializes a new instance of the NetworkInterface class.



Name Description
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetIsNetworkAvailable Indicates whether any network connection is available.
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



This class encapsulates data for network interfaces, also known as adapters, on the local computer.

This class is used to enable basic detection of changes in network state, such as address or interface state changes. Applications can keep track of when to get application data and assets from the network or from a local cache and can decide if they should make remote network calls. This helps enable offline Windows Phone applications.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

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.

See Also


System.Net.NetworkInformation Namespace