Gets or sets the number of milliseconds to wait for a request.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
To specify an infinite value, set the property to Infinite (-1). This is the default value.
is the number of milliseconds that a synchronous request made with the GetResponse method waits for a response and that the GetRequestStream method waits for a stream. If a resource does not respond within the time-out period, the request throws a WebException with the Status property set to Timeout.
A Domain Name System (DNS) query may take up to 15 seconds to return or time out. If your request contains a host name that requires resolution and you set to a value less than 15 seconds, it may take 15 seconds or more before a WebException is thrown to indicate a time-out on your request.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.