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ReceiveTimeout Property

Socket.ReceiveTimeout Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies the amount of time after which a synchronous Receive call will time out.

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

Public Property ReceiveTimeout As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The time-out value, in milliseconds. The default value is 0, which indicates an infinite time-out period. Specifying -1 also indicates an infinite time-out period.


An error occurred when attempting to access the socket.


The Socket has been closed.


The value specified for a set operation is less than -1.

This option applies to synchronous Receive calls only. If the time-out period is exceeded, the Receive method will throw a SocketException.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the ReceiveTimeout property.

		Private Shared Sub ConfigureTcpSocket(ByVal tcpSocket As Socket)
			' Don't allow another socket to bind to this port.
			tcpSocket.ExclusiveAddressUse = True

			' The socket will linger for 10 seconds after 
						' Socket.Close is called.
			tcpSocket.LingerState = New LingerOption (True, 10)

			' Disable the Nagle Algorithm for this tcp socket.
			tcpSocket.NoDelay = True

			' Set the receive buffer size to 8k
			tcpSocket.ReceiveBufferSize = 8192

			' Set the timeout for synchronous receive methods to 
			' 1 second (1000 milliseconds.)
			tcpSocket.ReceiveTimeout = 1000

			' Set the send buffer size to 8k.
			tcpSocket.SendBufferSize = 8192

			' Set the timeout for synchronous send methods
			' to 1 second (1000 milliseconds.)			
			tcpSocket.SendTimeout = 1000

			' Set the Time To Live (TTL) to 42 router hops.
			tcpSocket.Ttl = 42

			Console.WriteLine("Tcp Socket configured:")

			Console.WriteLine("  ExclusiveAddressUse {0}", tcpSocket.ExclusiveAddressUse)

			Console.WriteLine("  LingerState {0}, {1}", tcpSocket.LingerState.Enabled, tcpSocket.LingerState.LingerTime)

			Console.WriteLine("  NoDelay {0}", tcpSocket.NoDelay)

			Console.WriteLine("  ReceiveBufferSize {0}", tcpSocket.ReceiveBufferSize)

			Console.WriteLine("  ReceiveTimeout {0}", tcpSocket.ReceiveTimeout)

			Console.WriteLine("  SendBufferSize {0}", tcpSocket.SendBufferSize)

			Console.WriteLine("  SendTimeout {0}", tcpSocket.SendTimeout)

			Console.WriteLine("  Ttl {0}", tcpSocket.Ttl)

						Console.WriteLine("  IsBound {0}", tcpSocket.IsBound)

		End Sub

.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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