Timeout Property

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Gets or sets the length of time, in milliseconds, before the request times out.

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

virtual property int Timeout {
	int get ();
	void set (int value);

Property Value

Type: System..::..Int32
The length of time, in milliseconds, until the request times out, or the value Timeout..::..Infinite to indicate that the request does not time out. The default value is defined by the descendant class.

The Timeout property indicates the length of time, in milliseconds, until the request times out and throws a WebException. The Timeout property affects only synchronous requests made with the GetResponse method. To time out asynchronous requests, use the Abort method.


The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebRequest instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest..::..Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebRequest and FileWebRequest.

Notes to Inheritors

Descendant classes signal a timeout by throwing a WebException with the Status field set to WebExceptionStatus..::..Timeout. When Timeout is set to Timeout..::..Infinite the descendant class does not time out.