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TIdStackDotNet.ReceiveFrom Method

Receives a datagram using a socket handle and stores the source address.

function ReceiveFrom(
    ASocket: TIdStackSocketHandle; 
    var VBuffer: TIdBytes; 
    var VIP: string; 
    var VPort: Integer; 
    const AIPVersion: TIdIPVersion = ID_DEFAULT_IP_VERSION
): Integer; override;
Socket handle for the operation.
IP address for the remote network.
Port number for the remote network.
IP address family for the IP address. 
Buffer used to store values read from the socket handle.

Integer - Number of bytes read from the socket handle.

ReceiveFrom is an overridden Integer function that implements the method used to access the RecvFrom() API for the protocol stack implementation. 

ReceiveFrom reads data from the socket handle in ASocket, and stores the remote destination IP address and port number in VIP and VPort. ReceiveFrom creates an IPEndPoint used to access the IP address and port number for the remote network connection. 

The return value for the method is the number of bytes read from the socket handle, or 0 (zero) when the connection has been closed gracefully. 

Exceptions occuring in the method are re-raised using either the EIdSocketError or EIdWrapperException exception types.

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