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HttpWebRequest.DefaultMaximumResponseHeadersLength Property

Gets or sets the default for the MaximumResponseHeadersLength property.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public static int DefaultMaximumResponseHeadersLength { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The length, in kilobytes (1024 bytes), of the default maximum for response headers received. The default configuration file sets this value to 64 kilobytes.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value is not equal to -1 and is less than zero.

The length of the response header received the response status line and any extra control characters that are received as part of HTTP protocol. A value of -1 means no limit is imposed on the response headers received; a value of 0 means that all requests fail.

This value can also be changed in the configuration file. The impact of this property can be overridden by setting the MaximumResponseHeadersLength property on an instance of the HttpWebRequest class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.

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