Socket.ReceiveBufferSize Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets or sets a value that specifies the size of the receive buffer of the Socket.

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


Public Property ReceiveBufferSize As Integer
public int ReceiveBufferSize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System..::.Int32
An Int32 that contains the size, in bytes, of the receive buffer. The default is 8192.


Exception Condition

The value specified for a set operation is less than 0.


An error occurred when attempting to access the socket.


The Socket has been closed.


A larger buffer size potentially reduces the number of empty acknowledgements (TCP packets with no data portion), but might also delay the recognition of connection difficulties. Consider increasing the buffer size if you are transferring large files, or you are using a high bandwidth, high latency connection (such as a satellite broadband provider.)

If you receive a SocketException, use the SocketException..::.ErrorCode property to obtain the specific error code. After you have obtained this code, refer to the Windows Sockets version 2 API error code documentation in the MSDN library for a detailed description of the error.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

See Also


Socket Class

System.Net.Sockets Namespace