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ReceiveBufferSize Property

ServicePoint::ReceiveBufferSize Property

Gets or sets the size of the receiving buffer for the socket used by this ServicePoint.

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

property int ReceiveBufferSize {
	int get ();
	void set (int value);

Property Value

Type: System::Int32
A Int32 that contains the size, in bytes, of the receive buffer. The default is 8192.


The value specified for a set operation is greater than MaxValue.

For additional information, see ReceiveBufferSize.

The following code example sets the value of this property.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::Net::Sockets;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Threading;

namespace SystemNetExamples
    public ref class ServicePointExample

        // Pass in the name of the Web page to retrieve.    
        static void PrintResponse(String^ page)

            // Create the request.
            HttpWebRequest^ request;
            Uri^ uri;

                uri = gcnew Uri(page);
            catch (UriFormatException^ ex) 

            request = (HttpWebRequest^) WebRequest::Create(uri); 

            // Get the service point that handles the request's 
            // socket connection.
            ServicePoint^ point = request->ServicePoint;

            // Set the receive buffer size on the underlying socket.
            point->ReceiveBufferSize = 2048;

            // Set the connection lease timeout to infinite.
            point->ConnectionLeaseTimeout = Timeout::Infinite;

            // Send the request.
            HttpWebResponse^ response = 
                (HttpWebResponse^) request->GetResponse();
            Stream^ responseStream = response->GetResponseStream();
            StreamReader^ streamReader = 
                gcnew StreamReader(responseStream);
                // Display the response.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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