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ReceiveTimeout Property

Socket.ReceiveTimeout Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value that specifies the amount of time after which a synchronous Receive call will time out.

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

public int ReceiveTimeout { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_ReceiveTimeout ()

/** @property */
public void set_ReceiveTimeout (int value)

public function get ReceiveTimeout () : int

public function set ReceiveTimeout (value : int)

Property Value

The time-out value, in milliseconds. The default value is 0, which indicates an infinite time-out period. Specifying -1 also indicates an infinite time-out period.

Exception typeCondition

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 -1.

This option applies to synchronous Receive calls only. If the time-out period is exceeded, the Receive method will throw a SocketException.

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

static void ConfigureTcpSocket(Socket tcpSocket)
{
    // Don't allow another socket to bind to this port.
    tcpSocket.ExclusiveAddressUse = true;

    // The socket will linger for 10 seconds after 
                // Socket.Close is called.
    tcpSocket.LingerState = new LingerOption (true, 10);

    // Disable the Nagle Algorithm for this tcp socket.
    tcpSocket.NoDelay = true;

    // Set the receive buffer size to 8k
    tcpSocket.ReceiveBufferSize = 8192;

    // Set the timeout for synchronous receive methods to 
    // 1 second (1000 milliseconds.)
    tcpSocket.ReceiveTimeout = 1000;

    // Set the send buffer size to 8k.
    tcpSocket.SendBufferSize = 8192;

    // Set the timeout for synchronous send methods
    // to 1 second (1000 milliseconds.)            
    tcpSocket.SendTimeout = 1000;

    // Set the Time To Live (TTL) to 42 router hops.
    tcpSocket.Ttl = 42;

    Console.WriteLine("Tcp Socket configured:");

    Console.WriteLine("  ExclusiveAddressUse {0}", 
                tcpSocket.ExclusiveAddressUse);

    Console.WriteLine("  LingerState {0}, {1}", 
                 tcpSocket.LingerState.Enabled, 
                     tcpSocket.LingerState.LingerTime);

    Console.WriteLine("  NoDelay {0}", 
                                        tcpSocket.NoDelay);

    Console.WriteLine("  ReceiveBufferSize {0}", 
                tcpSocket.ReceiveBufferSize);

    Console.WriteLine("  ReceiveTimeout {0}", 
                tcpSocket.ReceiveTimeout);

    Console.WriteLine("  SendBufferSize {0}", 
                tcpSocket.SendBufferSize);

    Console.WriteLine("  SendTimeout {0}", 
                                        tcpSocket.SendTimeout);

    Console.WriteLine("  Ttl {0}", 
                                        tcpSocket.Ttl);

                Console.WriteLine("  IsBound {0}", 
                                        tcpSocket.IsBound);

    Console.WriteLine("");
}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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