Connection and Command timeouts

What should you really set these at?  If you set them at 0 what will this do?  I am seeing program is not responding at times through Task Manager and I want to alleviate this as much as possible.

sjmmajorAsked:
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ajexpertCommented:
If you set them to 0 it means that timeout is set to infinite.  In other words connection will not be timedout.
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
The task manager classifies an application as "Not Responding" after a period of 5 seconds without a response.  If you are comfortable with a connection/command timeout of less than that, then you can prevent your application from showing as "hung".

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sjmmajorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response.  What would be the norm for timouts?  
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
I don't think there is a "norm" or standard for timeouts.  Microsoft sets some of theirs at 60 seconds.  I am usually too impatient to wait that long.  In my apps I have used between 15 and 30 seconds.

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sjmmajorAuthor Commented:
Maybe what I should be asking is what exactly does these timeouts do?
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
For example, if you have a winsock control and send some data with:

Winsock1.SendData "some data"

It will generate an Error Event with the sckTimedout flag after the timeout period has expired and the control was unable to send the data to the recipient in that time period.

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sjmmajorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info.
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