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Timeout Property

FileWebRequest.Timeout Property

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

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

virtual property int Timeout {
	int get () override;
	void set (int value) override;
/** @property */
public int get_Timeout ()

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

public override function get Timeout () : int

public override function set Timeout (value : int)

Property Value

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

Exception typeCondition


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 = gcnew Uri( String::Format( "file://{0}", fileName ) );

// Create a FileWebRequest object.
myFileWebRequest = dynamic_cast<FileWebRequest^>(WebRequest::CreateDefault( myUrl ));

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

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

// Create a FileWebRequest object.
myFileWebRequest = 

// Set the time-out to the value selected by the user.

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, 1.1, 1.0

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