We often require the IP address of the current machine. If you’re tired of opening a DOS box and typing ipconfig, here’s a small tool that copies the IP address and puts it into the clipboard.

Just download the EXE file into your system path (eg %windir%\system32).

Then, go to Windows Start -> Run (Windows key + R) and type ipclip.

Here’s the source code…

String strHostName = Dns.GetHostName();
            String ip = null;
            Console.WriteLine("Local Machine's Host Name: " + strHostName);
            // Then using host name, get the IP address list..
            IPHostEntry ipEntry = Dns.GetHostEntry(strHostName);
            foreach (var addr in ipEntry.AddressList) {
                if (!addr.AddressFamily.ToString().ToLower().EndsWith("v6"))
                    ip = addr.ToString();

            if (ip != null)
                if (MessageBox.Show("IP Address: " + ip + " \r\n\r\nCopy to clipboard?", "IP Clip [msanjay.in]",
                    MessageBoxButtons.YesNo, MessageBoxIcon.Information) == DialogResult.Yes)
                    Clipboard.SetData(DataFormats.Text, ip);
                MessageBox.Show("IP Address not obtained", "IP Clip [msanjay.in]",
                    MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Warning);