Windows apps
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content
The topic you requested is included in another documentation set. For convenience, it's displayed below. Choose Switch to see the topic in its original location.

HttpClient.MaxResponseContentBufferSize Property

.NET Framework (current version)

The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on to see the new experience.

Gets or sets the maximum number of bytes to buffer when reading the response content.

Namespace:   System.Net.Http
Assembly:  System.Net.Http (in System.Net.Http.dll)

public long MaxResponseContentBufferSize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64

The maximum number of bytes to buffer when reading the response content. The default value for this property is 2 gigabytes.

Exception Condition

The size specified is less than or equal to zero.


An operation has already been started on the current instance.


The current instance has been disposed.

An app can set the MaxResponseContentBufferSize property to a lower value to limit the size of the response to buffer when reading the response. If the size of the response content is greater than the MaxResponseContentBufferSize property, an exception is thrown.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
Return to top
© 2018 Microsoft