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TcpClient.ReceiveTimeout Property

Gets or sets the amount of time a TcpClient will wait to receive data once a read operation is initiated.

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

public int ReceiveTimeout { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The time-out value of the connection in milliseconds. The default value is 0.

The ReceiveTimeout property determines the amount of time that the Read method will block until it is able to receive data. This time is measured in milliseconds. If the time-out expires before Read successfully completes, TcpClient throws a IOException. There is no time-out by default.

The following code example sets and gets the receive time out.


        // Sets the receive time out using the ReceiveTimeout public property.
        tcpClient.ReceiveTimeout = 5000;

        // Gets the receive time out using the ReceiveTimeout public property.
        if (tcpClient.ReceiveTimeout == 5000)
            Console.WriteLine ("The receive time out limit was successfully set " + tcpClient.ReceiveTimeout.ToString ());



.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.

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