SslStream::ReadTimeout Property


Gets or sets the amount of time a read operation blocks waiting for data.

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

property int ReadTimeout {
	virtual int get() override;
	virtual void set(int value) override;

Property Value

Type: System::Int32

A Int32 that specifies the amount of time that elapses before a synchronous read operation fails.

This property returns the value returned by invoking ReadTimeout on the underlying stream. When you set this property, the ReadTimeout value on the underlying stream is set to the specified value.

If the underlying stream is a NetworkStream, ReadTimeout is in milliseconds and is set to Infinite by default so that read operations do not timeout.

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

static void ProcessClient( TcpClient^ client )

   // A client has connected. Create the 
   // SslStream using the client's network stream.
   SslStream^ sslStream = gcnew SslStream( client->GetStream(),false );

   // Authenticate the server but don't require the client to authenticate.
      sslStream->AuthenticateAsServer( serverCertificate, false, 
          SslProtocols::Tls, true );

      // Display the properties and settings for the authenticated stream.
      DisplaySecurityLevel( sslStream );
      DisplaySecurityServices( sslStream );
      DisplayCertificateInformation( sslStream );
      DisplayStreamProperties( sslStream );

      // Set timeouts for the read and write to 5 seconds.
      sslStream->ReadTimeout = 5000;
      sslStream->WriteTimeout = 5000;

      // Read a message from the client.   
      Console::WriteLine( L"Waiting for client message..." );
      String^ messageData = ReadMessage( sslStream );
      Console::WriteLine( L"Received: {0}", messageData );

      // Write a message to the client.
      array<Byte>^message = Encoding::UTF8->GetBytes( L"Hello from the server.<EOF>" );
      Console::WriteLine( L"Sending hello message." );
      sslStream->Write( message );
   catch ( AuthenticationException^ e ) 
      Console::WriteLine( L"Exception: {0}", e->Message );
      if ( e->InnerException != nullptr )
         Console::WriteLine( L"Inner exception: {0}", e->InnerException->Message );
      Console::WriteLine( L"Authentication failed - closing the connection." );

      // The client stream will be closed with the sslStream
      // because we specified this behavior when creating
      // the sslStream.


.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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