Gets the amount of data that has been received from the network and is available to be read.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
If you are using a non-blocking Socket, is a good way to determine whether data is queued for reading, before calling Receive. The available data is the total amount of data queued in the network buffer for reading. If no data is queued in the network buffer, returns 0.
If the remote host shuts down or closes the connection, can throw a SocketException. If you receive a SocketException, use the SocketException.ErrorCode property to obtain the specific error code. After you have obtained this code, refer to the Windows Sockets version 2 API error code documentation in the MSDN library for a detailed description of the error.
This member outputs trace information when you enable network tracing in your application. For more information, see Network Tracing in the .NET Framework.