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Finding Computer Name Using C#

, 5 Dec 2011
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How to obtain the NetBIOS and DNS computer names of the local computer.

This C# code snippet obtains the NetBIOS and DNS computer names of the local computer.

static string GetName ()
   string netBiosName = System.Environment.MachineName;
   //return netBiosName;
   // Following method is deprecated
   // string dnsName = 
   //     System.Net.Dns.GetHostByName("LocalHost").HostName;
   string dnsName = System.Net.Dns.GetHostName();
   return dnsName;


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Technical Lead Erls Corporation
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I am Dinesh kumar Choudhary by Name, a software Designer and Developer by Work, a Indian Hindu by Religion, Co-Founder of DSFoundation located at by profession, a Loving husband and a Caring Father by Relation.

I have a blog Website at DSFoundation is the Autonomous body to serve for the management of Local shops located at New Delhi, India. Now a days DSFoundation and its subsidiaries are managed by Erls Corporation, an Another initiative by me and my colleagues, in which i am the another CO-Founder of the Organization. Erls Corporation can be located at

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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
Daniel Fisher (lennybacon)20-Mar-14 1:38
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Useful Pin
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memberedgartaor21-Feb-12 16:21 
Generalyes, a basic one but could be of use to a beginner .. Pin
Denno.Secqtinstien12-Dec-11 18:22
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GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Too basic Pin
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