NetworkChange Class

Allows applications to receive notification when the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a network interface, also called a network card or adapter, changes.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Net.NetworkInformation.NetworkChange

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public MustInherit Class NetworkChange
public abstract class NetworkChange

The NetworkChange type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone NetworkChange Initializes a new instance of the NetworkChange class.

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Methods

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone 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.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Events

  Name Description
Public eventStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone NetworkAddressChanged Occurs when the IP address of a network interface changes.

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Remarks

The NetworkChange class provides address change notification by raising NetworkAddressChanged events. An interface address can change for many reasons, such as a disconnected network cable, moving out of range of a wireless Local Area Network, or hardware failure.

To receive notification, you must identify your application's event handlers, which are one or more methods that perform your application-specific tasks each time the event is raised. To have a NetworkChange object call your event-handling methods when a NetworkAddressChanged event occurs, you must associate the methods with a NetworkAddressChangedEventHandler delegate, and add this delegate to the event.

This class is used to enable basic detection of changes in network state, such as address or interface state changes. The resulting capabilities allow applications to maintain internal application state to optimize whether to make remote network calls or to retrieve data from a local content cache, a core requirement to enable offline application scenarios.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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.