FtpWebRequest.ReadWriteTimeout Property

Gets or sets a time-out when reading from or writing to a stream.

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

Public Property ReadWriteTimeout As Integer
Dim instance As FtpWebRequest
Dim value As Integer

value = instance.ReadWriteTimeout

instance.ReadWriteTimeout = value
/** @property */
public int get_ReadWriteTimeout ()

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

public function get ReadWriteTimeout () : int

public function set ReadWriteTimeout (value : int)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The number of milliseconds before the reading or writing times out. The default value is 300,000 milliseconds (5 minutes).

Exception typeCondition


The request has already been sent.


The value specified for a set operation is less than or equal to zero and is not equal to Timeout.Infinite.

The ReadWriteTimeout is used when writing to the stream returned by the GetRequestStream method or reading from the stream returned by the GetResponseStream method.

Specifically, the ReadWriteTimeout property controls the time-out for the Read method, which is used to read the stream returned by the GetResponseStream method, and for the Write method, which is used to write to the stream returned by the GetRequestStream method. If the time-out period is exceeded, the calling method throws a WebException with WebExceptionStatus set to Timeout.

To specify the amount of time to wait for the request to complete, use the Timeout property.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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