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HttpServerUtility.ScriptTimeout Property

Gets and sets the request time-out value in seconds.

Namespace: System.Web
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

Public Property ScriptTimeout As Integer
Dim instance As HttpServerUtility
Dim value As Integer

value = instance.ScriptTimeout

instance.ScriptTimeout = value
/** @property */
public int get_ScriptTimeout ()

/** @property */
public void set_ScriptTimeout (int value)

public function get ScriptTimeout () : int

public function set ScriptTimeout (value : int)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The time-out value setting for requests.

Exception typeCondition


The current HttpContext is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The time-out period is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or otherwise could not be set.

The ScriptTimeout property can be set in the Web.config file by setting the executionTimeout attribute of the httpRuntime Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema). Setting the time-out programmatically with the ScriptTimeout property takes precedence over the Web.config setting.


If you set the debug attribute of compilation Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema) to false in the Web.config file, the value of ScriptTimeout will be ignored.

The following example sets the request time-out period to 60 seconds.

Server.ScriptTimeout = 60


Server.ScriptTimeout = 60

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0