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HttpSessionState.Timeout Property

Gets and sets the amount of time, in minutes, allowed between requests before the session-state provider terminates the session.

Namespace:  System.Web.SessionState
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public int Timeout { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The time-out period, in minutes.

The Timeout property can be set in the Web.config file for an application using the timeout attribute of the sessionState configuration element, or you can set the Timeout property value directly using application code.

The Timeout property cannot be set to a value greater than 525,600 minutes (1 year). The default value is 20 minutes.

The following code example sets the timeout session attribute to 30 minutes in the Web.config file.

<configuration>
  <system.web>
    <sessionState 
      mode="InProc"
      cookieless="true"
      timeout="30" />
  </system.web>
</configuration>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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