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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 function get Timeout () : int 
public override function set Timeout (value : int)

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.


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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.
			// Create a Uri object.
			Uri* myUrl = new Uri(String::Format(S"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;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0