Assembly: System (in system.dll)
Available is a way to determine whether data is queued for reading. If data is available, call Read to get the data. The available data is the total amount of data queued in the network buffer for reading. If no data is queued in the network buffer, Available returns 0.
If the remote host shuts down or closes the connection, Available may throw a SocketException. If you receive a SocketException, use SocketException.ErrorCode to obtain the specific error code. After you have obtained this code, you can refer to the Windows Sockets version 2 API error code documentation in the MSDN library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ for a detailed description of the error.
Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.