– How to set the request timeout for one controller action in an mvc application

I want to increase the request timeout for a specific controller action in my application. I know I can do it in the web.config for the entire application, but I'd rather change it on just this one action.

Web.config example:

  <httpRuntime executionTimeout="1000" /> 

How do I do it?

Best Solution

You can set this programmatically in the controller:-

HttpContext.Current.Server.ScriptTimeout = 300;

Sets the timeout to 5 minutes instead of the default 110 seconds (what an odd default?)