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MNJ(m-studio)





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

hey

i have now somewhat succesfully made an ip-tracker.

how do i make it able to "ping" an IP og host sa it will send out 4 packets or something and then count how many returns you know what i mean im sure.

and is it possible to get a "whois" thing build in to it

im using Visual Basic xpress 2005.

//Martin




Visual Basic3  
 
 
DMan1





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

See if this helps:

http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/MessageBoard/Thread.aspx id=374255



 
 
alien-





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

Hope this helps (From VB101 Samples):

Private Sub DoPing_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles DoPing.Click

' ping the IP address provided.

' This call blocks until the ping is successful or

' the timeout expires

If Me.pingIPAddress.Text.Length > 0 Then

Me.DoPing.Enabled = Me.doPingAsynch.Enabled = False

Try

Dim reply As PingReply = ping.Send(Me.pingIPAddress.Text)

'Show the ping results

ShowPingResultInfo(reply)

Catch ex As PingException

MessageBox.Show("The following error occured:" & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(10) & "" & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(13) & "" + ex.Message, "Network Sample", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error)

End Try

Me.DoPing.Enabled = Me.doPingAsynch.Enabled = True

Else

MessageBox.Show("You must enter an address to ping first", "Network Sample", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error)

End If

End Sub

Private Sub ShowPingResultInfo(ByVal reply As PingReply)

' Show the details of the PingReply

If reply.Status = IPStatus.Success Then

Dim builder As StringBuilder = New StringBuilder

builder.Append("You pinged: " & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "" & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "")

builder.AppendLine(reply.Address.ToString)

builder.AppendLine()

builder.Append("The status returned was: " & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "")

builder.AppendLine(reply.Status.ToString)

builder.AppendLine()

builder.Append("The roundtrip time was: " & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "")

builder.AppendLine(reply.RoundtripTime.ToString("N"))

builder.AppendLine()

If Not (reply.Buffer Is Nothing) Then

builder.Append("The reply message was: " & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "")

builder.AppendLine(ConvertByteBufferToString(reply.Buffer))

builder.AppendLine()

End If

Dim options As PingOptions = reply.Options

builder.Append("Ttl: " & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "" & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "" & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "")

builder.AppendLine(options.Ttl.ToString)

builder.AppendLine()

builder.Append("Dont Fragment: " & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "" & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(9) & "")

builder.AppendLine(options.DontFragment.ToString)

builder.AppendLine()

MessageBox.Show(builder.ToString, "Ping Results", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information)

Return

End If

MessageBox.Show("Ping was not Successfull." & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(10) & "" & Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(13) & "Status Code: " + reply.Status.ToString, "Ping Results", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information)

End Sub


 
 
ReneeC





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

Wow that looks unbelievably laborious....



 
 
Simao





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

Try this

My.Computer.Network.Ping("www.google.com")

Simao

landsimao.hotmail.com


 
 
M-Studios





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

simao - how do i make the computer write it sa the user can se it
it have to write the ip an domain it pinged.
the ping rate
how manu packets send, hoe many lost etc.

can you do that


 
 
spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/he5sca5t.aspx

this just returns a true or false if successful - if you want more details then you would need to use one of the alternatives.

you could simply as an alternative process.start an external ping.exe and capture the output.


 
 
M-Studios





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

Spotty - how do you do that
im novice in programming. sa please help me a little more.

//Martin


 
 
spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

Some code to capture the output from a command shell application like ping. In this case you are executing a command Ping.exe 1.1.2.3 and will get the return the output from this command as a string.

This would work if you already have command shell applications that you want to run and get the output from.

Public Class Form1

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
Dim s As String = RunExecutable("Ping.exe", "1.1.2.3")
MsgBox(s)
End Sub

Public Shared Function RunExecutable(ByVal ExecutableName As String, ByVal args As String) As String
Dim p As Diagnostics.Process = New Diagnostics.Process
p.StartInfo.FileName = ExecutableName
p.StartInfo.Arguments = args
p.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = False
p.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = True
p.Start()
Return p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd
p.WaitForExit()
End Function

End Class


 
 
M-Studios





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

hey.
finaly working.

but do you know how to make it close the damn console wondow that appears
and can you make it write the result in a richtextbox

i have tried changing it myself, but it wont work

//Martin


 
 
spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

p.StartInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden

may help to not show the window

It writes a string - so just set the text property of the textbox or whatever control you want to use.


 
 
M-Studios





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top


the string is very difficuilt to red, ther4e is no "next lines" sa it is just out in one, not like in the msgbox.
is it possible to fix that


 
 
spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

If your trying to display it in a textbox - set the textbox multiline property to true and it will display in exactly the same way as the messagebox contents.


 
 
M-Studios





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top


WOW!
that did the trick, i used a Rich Textbox berfore.

now another question. is it possible to show the ping progress in an progressbar
and:
p.StartInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden

does not work ): it still shows the black prompt window ):

//Martin


 
 
spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, ping IP/host Top

No

The process is purely a call to an external process.   You cant update a progress bar from here.   This will result in the window not showing.

 
    Public Shared Function RunExecutable(ByVal ExecutableName As String, ByVal args As String) As String
        Dim p As Diagnostics.Process = New Diagnostics.Process
        p.StartInfo.FileName = ExecutableName
        p.StartInfo.Arguments = args
        p.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = False
        p.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True

        p.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = True
        p.Start()
        Return p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd
        p.WaitForExit()
    End Function