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HttpTransportBindingElement::KeepAliveEnabled Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether to make a persistent connection to a service endpoint.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

property bool KeepAliveEnabled {
	bool get ();
	void set (bool value);

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the request to the service endpoint should contain a Connection HTTP header with the value Keep-alive; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Set this property to true to send a Connection HTTP header with the value Keep-alive. A client uses this property to indicate a preference for persistent connections. When this property is true, the connection that the client makes to a service endpoint is persistent if the service endpoint supports that.

The following code shows how to set this property.

HttpTransportBindingElement transport = new HttpTransportBindingElement();
transport.ManualAddressing = true;
transport.KeepAliveEnabled = keepAliveEnabled;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.