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ServicePointManager.MaxServicePointIdleTime Property

Gets or sets the maximum idle time of a ServicePoint object.

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

public static int MaxServicePointIdleTime { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The maximum idle time, in milliseconds, of a ServicePoint object. The default value is 100,000 milliseconds (100 seconds).


MaxServicePointIdleTime is less than Timeout.Infinite or greater than Int32.MaxValue.

The MaxServicePointIdleTime property sets the maximum idle time that the ServicePointManager object assigns to the MaxIdleTime property when creating ServicePoint objects. Changes to this value affect only ServicePoint objects that are initialized after the value is changed.

After a ServicePoint object has been idle for the time specified in MaxIdleTime, it is eligible for garbage collection. A ServicePoint object is idle when the list of connections associated with the ServicePoint object is empty.

The following code example sets this property.

            // Set the maximum number of ServicePoint instances to 
            // maintain. If a ServicePoint instance for that host already 
            // exists when your application requests a connection to
            // an Internet resource, the ServicePointManager object
            // returns this existing ServicePoint instance. If none exists 
            // for that host, it creates a new ServicePoint instance.
            ServicePointManager.MaxServicePoints = 4;

            // Set the maximum idle time of a ServicePoint instance to 10 seconds.
            // After the idle time expires, the ServicePoint object is eligible for
            // garbage collection and cannot be used by the ServicePointManager object.
            ServicePointManager.MaxServicePointIdleTime = 10000;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.