The ReceiveTimeout property determines the amount of time that the Read method will block until it is able to receive data. This time is measured in milliseconds. If the time-out expires before Read successfully completes, TcpClient throws a IOException. There is no time-out by default.
// Sets the receive time out using the ReceiveTimeout public property.
tcpClient.ReceiveTimeout = 5000;
// Gets the receive time out using the ReceiveTimeout public property.if (tcpClient.ReceiveTimeout == 5000)
Console.WriteLine ("The receive time out limit was successfully set " + tcpClient.ReceiveTimeout.ToString ());
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2