FileWebRequest.Timeout Property


Gets or sets the length of time until the request times out.

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

public override int Timeout { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The time, in milliseconds, until the request times out, or the value Timeout.Infinite to indicate that the request does not time out.

Exception Condition

The value specified is less than or equal to zero and is not Infinite.

A Domain Name System (DNS) query may take up to 15 seconds to return or time out. If your request contains a host name that requires resolution and you set Timeout to a value less than 15 seconds, it may take 15 seconds or more before a WebException is thrown to indicate a time-out on your request.

The following code example sets the Timeout property. Refer to the complete example in the FileWebRequest class.

// Create a Uri object. 
Uri myUrl = new Uri ("file://" + fileName);

// Create a FileWebRequest object.
myFileWebRequest = (FileWebRequest)WebRequest.CreateDefault (myUrl);

// Set the time-out to the value selected by the user.
myFileWebRequest.Timeout = timeout;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Return to top