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Message queuing makes it easy for application developers to communicate with application programs quickly and reliably by sending and receiving messages. Messaging provides you with guaranteed message delivery and a robust, fail-safe way to carry out many of your business processes.

The MessageQueue component allows you to easily incorporate message-based communication into your applications. Using this component and its associated language features, you can send and receive messages, explore existing queues, create and delete queues, and perform a variety of other operations using a simple programming model.

This sample illustrates how to change some properties of a message queue. It is a small console application that can be run from a command prompt. Run the sample without any command-line arguments and it will print its full usage instructions.

For example, if you want change a queue's label, run:
> MQCtrl.exe MyQueue l "New Label"

In its simplest form, changing a property of a message queue involves:
  1. Creating a new instance of a MessageQueue component and pointing it to an existing queue:

    MessageQueue mq = new MessageQueue(mqPath);

  2. Setting the property to a new value:

    mq.Label = "New Label";


VB MQCtrl.exe
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[This sample can be found at C:\DevFusion.Data\legacy\quickstart.developerfusion.co.uk\QuickStart\howto\samples\Services\MessageQueue\MQCtrl\]

Microsoft .NET Framework SDK QuickStart Tutorials Version 2.0
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