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SelectMode Enumeration

Defines the polling modes for the Socket.Poll method.

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

public enum SelectMode

Member nameDescription
SelectReadRead status mode.
SelectWriteWrite status mode.
SelectErrorError status mode.

The SelectMode enumeration defines the polling modes that can be passed to the Socket.Poll method. Use the SelectRead value to determine if a listening Socket has incoming connection requests. Use the SelectWrite value to determine if a Socket is writeable. Use the SelectError value to determine if there is an error condition present on the Socket. For explanations of writeability, readability, and the presence of error conditions, see the Socket.Poll method.

The following example checks the status of a Socket using all three SelectMode enumeration values. A call to Poll using the SelectWrite enumerated value should return true.

    //Creates the Socket for sending data over TCP.
    Socket s = new Socket(AddressFamily.InterNetwork, SocketType.Stream,
       ProtocolType.Tcp );

    // Connects to host using IPEndPoint.
    if (!s.Connected)
       strRetPage = "Unable to connect to host";
    // Use the SelectWrite enumeration to obtain Socket status.
     if(s.Poll(-1, SelectMode.SelectWrite)){
          Console.WriteLine("This Socket is writable.");
     else if (s.Poll(-1, SelectMode.SelectRead)){
     	   Console.WriteLine("This Socket is readable." );
     else if (s.Poll(-1, SelectMode.SelectError)){
          Console.WriteLine("This Socket has an error.");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.

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