ConnectionOrientedTransportBindingElement.MaxBufferSize Property

Gets or sets the maximum size of the buffer to use. For streamed messages, this value should be at least the maximum possible size of the message headers, which are read in buffered mode.

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

public int MaxBufferSize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The maximum number of bytes that are used to buffer incoming messages in memory. The default value is 65,536 bytes.


The value is less than or equal to zero.

For streamed messages this property only applies to the message headers; for buffered messages it applies to the entire message.

The value of this property must be less than or equal to MaxReceivedMessageSize and must be larger than the size of the headers of the message or the channel throws an exception.

If you receive more data than you can buffer the channel throws a CommunicationException, which contains a QuotaExceededException as an inner exception.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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