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HttpRequestCachePolicy.MaxStale Property

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

Gets the maximum staleness value that is permitted for a resource returned from the cache.

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

public TimeSpan MaxStale { get; }
/** @property */
public TimeSpan get_MaxStale ()

public function get MaxStale () : TimeSpan

Property Value

A TimeSpan value that is set to the maximum staleness value specified when this instance was created. If no date was specified, this property's value is MinValue.

This property specifies the amount of time after content expiration during which the cached copy of the resource is acceptable. The value for this property is specified when the instance is constructed.

The following code example demonstrates displaying the value of this property.

public static HttpRequestCachePolicy CreateMaxStalePolicy(TimeSpan span)
    HttpRequestCachePolicy policy = 
        new HttpRequestCachePolicy(HttpCacheAgeControl.MaxStale, span);
   Console.WriteLine("Max stale is {0}", policy.MaxStale);
    return policy;

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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