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How can i get a local ip address?

Posted on 2000-02-19
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Hello in my application i would like to be able to show the local systems ip address in a edit box. any ideas?
Thanks!
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Question by:dvd99
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function GetIPAddress(name : string) : string;
var wsdata : TWSAData;
    he : PHostEnt;
    ss : pchar;
    ip : TInAddr;
begin
  WSAStartup(MakeWord(1, 1), wsdata);
  he := gethostbyname(pchar(name));
  if he<>nil then
  begin
    ip.S_addr := integer(pointer(he^. h_addr_list^)^);
    ss := inet_ntoa(ip);
    Result := string(ss);
  end;
  WSACleanup();
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Edit1.Text := GetIPAddress(your_pc's_name);
end;

you could use getcomputername api call to fill the your_pc's_name part..or just type it( the name of your pc) in the code..
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by:dvd99
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great could you please tell me were to put the top part of the code?
And what do I do with the your_pc's_name
the same program needs to show my friends ip address when he runs it on his pc.
Thanks!
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by:inthe
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"were to put the top part of the code"
anywherein iplementation of your code(above the button click for instance.)


your pc name  = name of your pc ..

use getcomputername() win api call to fill it.

for more points i'd give a complete working unit for any pc..

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30 points is all i have, sorry but i don't think that enough.
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by:inthe
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Here is full unit:
(note to add Winsock in uses section).


unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  StdCtrls,Winsock;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    Edit1: TEdit;
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

Function pc_name : string;
var
i : cardinal;
user:string;
begin
i:=255;
setlength(user,i);
getComputername(pchar(user),i);
setlength(user,(i-1));
end;

function GetIPAddress(name : string) : string;
var wsdata : TWSAData;
    he : PHostEnt;
    ss : pchar;
    ip : TInAddr;
begin
  WSAStartup(MakeWord(1, 1), wsdata);
  he := gethostbyname(pchar(name));
  if he<>nil then
  begin
    ip.S_addr := integer(pointer(he^. h_addr_list^)^);
    ss := inet_ntoa(ip);
    Result := string(ss);
  end;
  WSACleanup();
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Edit1.Text := GetIPAddress(pc_name);
end;

end.
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