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HttpRuntimeSection.ExecutionTimeout Property

Gets or sets the allowed execution time for the request.

Namespace:  System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[TimeSpanValidatorAttribute(MinValueString = "00:00:00", MaxValueString = "10675199.02:48:05.4775807")]
[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("executionTimeout", DefaultValue = "00:01:50")]
public TimeSpan ExecutionTimeout { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
A TimeSpan value that indicates the allowed execution time for the request.


The request execution time exceeded the limit set by the execution time-out.

The ExecutionTimeout property indicates the maximum number of seconds a request is allowed to execute before being automatically shut down by ASP.NET. The default is 110 seconds. This time-out applies only if the debug attribute in the <compilation> element is set to false.

If the time-out expires an exception is raised. You can record the related information in the Application folder of the Event Log. You do this by enabling the application health monitoring in the <healthMonitoring> configuration element.

The following example shows how to use the ExecutionTimeout property.

// Get the ExecutionTimeout property value.
Response.Write("ExecutionTimeout: " +
  configSection.ExecutionTimeout.ToString() + "<br>");

// Set the ExecutionTimeout property value to 2 minutes.
configSection.ExecutionTimeout = TimeSpan.FromMinutes(2);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.