Gets the underlying network Socket.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
TcpListener creates a Socket to listen for incoming client connection requests. Classes deriving from TcpListener can use this property to get this Socket. Use the underlying Socket returned by the property if you require access beyond that which TcpListener provides.
The property only returns the Socket used to listen for incoming client connection requests. Use the AcceptSocket method to accept a pending connection request and obtain a Socket for sending and receiving data. You can also use the AcceptTcpClient method to accept a pending connection request and obtain a TcpClient for sending and receiving data.
The following code example demonstrates the use of the property. The underlying Socket is retrieved and the Linger Socket option is configured to time out after 10 seconds if data still remains in the network buffer after the connection is closed.
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.