Sockets BeginConnect Pass String?

Q: Can I 'pass' a string in place of the 'null' param in the Sockets.BeginConnect method?
Q. If so, how do I retreived the string in the next method?

I generally find the state object either null or the actual socket name.

clientSocket.BeginConnect(ipEndPoint, new AsyncCallback(OnConnect), null);

 private void OnConnect(IAsyncResult ar)
 {
     clientSocket.EndConnect(ar);              
     clientSocket.BeginSend(data, 0, data.Length, SocketFlags.None, new AsyncCallback(OnSend), null);
  }
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SriVaddadiCommented:
It takes object as  argument. So ideally you should be able to pass a string. You can retrieve by calling ToString() method.
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theplonkCommented:
The state object parameter (last parameter) is passed through to the AsyncCallback delegate and sets the state object of the IAsyncResult.AsyncState object property.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms145128.aspx

This can be retrieved by accessing the IAsyncResult.AsyncState object property.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/system.iasyncresult.asyncstate(v=VS.80).aspx

From my understanding you should be able to access it via the AyncState property of the "ar" IAsyncResult parameter of your "OnConnect" method. You will just need to cast the object to string.
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