IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder Method (Int32)

Converts an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Shared Function NetworkToHostOrder ( _
    network As Integer _
) As Integer
public static int NetworkToHostOrder(
    int network
)

Parameters

  • network
    Type: System.Int32
    The number to convert, expressed in network byte order.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
An integer value, expressed in host byte order.

Remarks

Different computers use different conventions for ordering the bytes within multibyte integer values. Some computers put the most significant byte first (known as big-endian order) and others put the least-significant byte first (known as little-endian order). To work with computers that use different byte ordering, all integer values that are sent over the network are sent in network byte order which has the most significant byte first.

The NetworkToHostOrder method converts multibyte integer values that are stored on the host system from the byte order used by the network to the byte order used by the host.

Examples

The following example uses the NetworkToHostOrder method to convert an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.

Dim networkByteInt As Integer = 286064640
Dim hostByteInt As Integer
' Converts an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.
hostByteInt = IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder(networkByteInt)
outputBlock.Text &= "Network byte order to Host byte order of "
outputBlock.Text &= networkByteInt
outputBlock.Text &= " is "
outputBlock.Text &= hostByteInt
outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
int networkByteInt = 286064640;
int hostByteInt;
// Converts an integer value from network byte order to host byte order.
hostByteInt = IPAddress.NetworkToHostOrder(networkByteInt);
outputBlock.Text += "Network byte order to Host byte order of ";
outputBlock.Text += networkByteInt;
outputBlock.Text += " is ";
outputBlock.Text += hostByteInt;
outputBlock.Text += "\n";

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

Platforms

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