C# Get the ip address of a host name

Often times you want to find the ip address of a host name. This function will do this for you. It returns the first address.

using System.Net;

public string GetIPAddress(string sHostName)
{
   IPHostEntry ipEntry = Dns.GetHostByName(sHostName);
   IPAddress [] addr = ipEntry.AddressList;
   string sIPAddress = addr[0].ToString();

   return sIPAddress;

}

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