WSHttpBindingBase.MaxReceivedMessageSize Property


Gets or sets the maximum size, in bytes, for a message that can be processed by the binding.

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

public long MaxReceivedMessageSize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64

The maximum size, in bytes, for a message that is processed by the binding. The default value is 65,536 bytes.

Exception Condition

The value is less than zero.


A message exceeded the maximum size allocated.

The size of the messages that can be received on the wire by services using the WSHttpBindingBase is bounded by the amount of memory allocated for each message. This bound on message size is intended to limit exposure to denial of service (DoS) attacks.

This example shows how to get the maximum size for a message

   long maxReceivedMessageSize =

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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