Socket.ReceiveBufferSize Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies the size of the receive buffer of the Socket.

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

'Declaration
Public Property ReceiveBufferSize As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
An Int32 that contains the size, in bytes, of the receive buffer. The default is 8192.

ExceptionCondition
SocketException

An error occurred when attempting to access the socket.

ObjectDisposedException

The Socket has been closed.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value specified for a set operation is less than 0.

A larger buffer size potentially reduces the number of empty acknowledgements (TCP packets with no data portion), but might also delay the recognition of connection difficulties. Consider increasing the buffer size if you are transferring large files, or you are using a high bandwidth, high latency connection (such as a satellite broadband provider.)

The following code example demonstrates the use of the ReceiveBufferSize property.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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