TcpListener.Stop Method

Definition

Closes the listener.

public:
 void Stop();
public void Stop ();
member this.Stop : unit -> unit
Public Sub Stop ()

Exceptions

Use the ErrorCode property to obtain the specific error code. When you have obtained this code, you can refer to the Windows Sockets version 2 API error code documentation for a detailed description of the error.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates using the Stop method to close the underlying Socket.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::Net::Sockets;
using namespace System::Text;
using namespace System::Threading;
void main()
{
   try
   {
      
      // Set the TcpListener on port 13000.
      Int32 port = 13000;
      IPAddress^ localAddr = IPAddress::Parse( "127.0.0.1" );
      
      // TcpListener* server = new TcpListener(port);
      TcpListener^ server = gcnew TcpListener( localAddr,port );
      
      // Start listening for client requests.
      server->Start();
      
      // Buffer for reading data
      array<Byte>^bytes = gcnew array<Byte>(256);
      String^ data = nullptr;
      
      // Enter the listening loop.
      while ( true )
      {
         Console::Write( "Waiting for a connection... " );
         
         // Perform a blocking call to accept requests.
         // You could also use server.AcceptSocket() here.
         TcpClient^ client = server->AcceptTcpClient();
         Console::WriteLine( "Connected!" );
         data = nullptr;
         
         // Get a stream Object* for reading and writing
         NetworkStream^ stream = client->GetStream();
         Int32 i;
         
         // Loop to receive all the data sent by the client.
         while ( i = stream->Read( bytes, 0, bytes->Length ) )
         {
            
            // Translate data bytes to a ASCII String*.
            data = Text::Encoding::ASCII->GetString( bytes, 0, i );
            Console::WriteLine( "Received: {0}", data );
            
            // Process the data sent by the client.
            data = data->ToUpper();
            array<Byte>^msg = Text::Encoding::ASCII->GetBytes( data );
            
            // Send back a response.
            stream->Write( msg, 0, msg->Length );
            Console::WriteLine( "Sent: {0}", data );
         }
         
         // Shutdown and end connection
         client->Close();
      }
   }
   catch ( SocketException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "SocketException: {0}", e );
   }

   Console::WriteLine( "\nHit enter to continue..." );
   Console::Read();
}
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.Sockets;
using System.Text;

class MyTcpListener
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    TcpListener server=null;
    try
    {
      // Set the TcpListener on port 13000.
      Int32 port = 13000;
      IPAddress localAddr = IPAddress.Parse("127.0.0.1");

      // TcpListener server = new TcpListener(port);
      server = new TcpListener(localAddr, port);

      // Start listening for client requests.
      server.Start();

      // Buffer for reading data
      Byte[] bytes = new Byte[256];
      String data = null;

      // Enter the listening loop.
      while(true)
      {
        Console.Write("Waiting for a connection... ");

        // Perform a blocking call to accept requests.
        // You could also use server.AcceptSocket() here.
        TcpClient client = server.AcceptTcpClient();
        Console.WriteLine("Connected!");

        data = null;

        // Get a stream object for reading and writing
        NetworkStream stream = client.GetStream();

        int i;

        // Loop to receive all the data sent by the client.
        while((i = stream.Read(bytes, 0, bytes.Length))!=0)
        {
          // Translate data bytes to a ASCII string.
          data = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetString(bytes, 0, i);
          Console.WriteLine("Received: {0}", data);

          // Process the data sent by the client.
          data = data.ToUpper();

          byte[] msg = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(data);

          // Send back a response.
          stream.Write(msg, 0, msg.Length);
          Console.WriteLine("Sent: {0}", data);
        }

        // Shutdown and end connection
        client.Close();
      }
    }
    catch(SocketException e)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("SocketException: {0}", e);
    }
    finally
    {
       // Stop listening for new clients.
       server.Stop();
    }

    Console.WriteLine("\nHit enter to continue...");
    Console.Read();
  }
}
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Net
Imports System.Net.Sockets
Imports System.Text

Class MyTcpListener

    Public Shared Sub Main()

    Dim server As TcpListener
    server=nothing
        Try
            ' Set the TcpListener on port 13000.
         Dim port As Int32 = 13000
         Dim localAddr As IPAddress = IPAddress.Parse("127.0.0.1")

         server = New TcpListener(localAddr, port)
         
         ' Start listening for client requests.
         server.Start()
         
         ' Buffer for reading data
            Dim bytes(1024) As Byte
            Dim data As String = Nothing
         
         ' Enter the listening loop.
         While True
            Console.Write("Waiting for a connection... ")
            
            ' Perform a blocking call to accept requests.
            ' You could also use server.AcceptSocket() here.
            Dim client As TcpClient = server.AcceptTcpClient()
            Console.WriteLine("Connected!")
            
            data = Nothing
            
            ' Get a stream object for reading and writing
            Dim stream As NetworkStream = client.GetStream()
            
            Dim i As Int32
            
            ' Loop to receive all the data sent by the client.
            i = stream.Read(bytes, 0, bytes.Length)
            While (i <> 0) 
               ' Translate data bytes to a ASCII string.
               data = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetString(bytes, 0, i)
                    Console.WriteLine("Received: {0}", data)
               
               ' Process the data sent by the client.
               data = data.ToUpper()
                    Dim msg As Byte() = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(data)
               
               ' Send back a response.
               stream.Write(msg, 0, msg.Length)
                    Console.WriteLine("Sent: {0}", data)
              
               i = stream.Read(bytes, 0, bytes.Length)

            End While
            
            ' Shutdown and end connection
            client.Close()
         End While
      Catch e As SocketException
         Console.WriteLine("SocketException: {0}", e)
      Finally
         server.Stop()
      End Try
      
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Hit enter to continue....")
      Console.Read()
   End Sub

End Class

Remarks

Stop closes the listener. Any unaccepted connection requests in the queue will be lost. Remote hosts waiting for a connection to be accepted will throw a SocketException. You are responsible for closing your accepted connections separately.

Note

This member outputs trace information when you enable network tracing in your application. For more information, see Network Tracing in the .NET Framework.

Notes to Callers

The Stop() method also closes the underlying Socket, and creates a new Socket for the TcpListener. If you set any properties on the underlying Socket prior to calling the Stop() method, those properties will not carry over to the new Socket.

Applies to

See also