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WebRequest.Timeout Property

Gets or sets the length of time, in milliseconds, before the request times out.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

abstract Timeout : int with get, set 
override Timeout : int with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The length of time, in milliseconds, until the request times out, or the value Timeout.Infinite to indicate that the request does not time out. The default value is defined by the descendant class.

ExceptionCondition
NotImplementedException

Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.

The Timeout property indicates the length of time, in milliseconds, until the request times out and throws a WebException. The Timeout property affects only synchronous requests made with the GetResponse method. To time out asynchronous requests, use the Abort method.

NoteNote

The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebRequest instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest.Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebRequest and FileWebRequest.

Notes to Inheritors

Descendant classes signal a timeout by throwing a WebException with the Status field set to WebExceptionStatus.Timeout. When Timeout is set to Timeout.Infinite the descendant class does not time out.

The following example sets the Timeout property to 10000 milliseconds. If the timeout period expires before the resource can be returned, a WebException is thrown.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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