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I would like to add code to my application to test whether there is an active internet connection or not.
My application does some internet related functionality and I want to be sure that there is a connection prior to executing this functionality.

I can find lots of routines...but which is the best method?
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by:JoWickerman
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HI,

Perform a ping to test connectivity.

ping microsoft.com

I used it once... Although it was in VB.

Hope this is useful.

Cheers,
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by:geocoins-software
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How about some code on how to do it?
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by:JoWickerman
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Well... VB code is:

My.Computer.Network.Ping("207.46.232.182")

Cheers
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by:geocoins-software
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well, im not looking for VB code.....and since this is a Delphi zone......enough said.
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by:geocoins-software
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I used InternetGetConnectedState - it works great - thanks!
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