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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.

The sample illustrates how to use the MessageQueue component to receive a message from a message queue. To run the sample you have to have Message Queuing installed on your system. The sample is a command-line application that takes one command-line argument. The argument is the name of a public message queue on your local machine. For example, you can run it as follows (first send a message to the queue using the MQSend sample):
> MQReceive.exe MyQueue
The sample application will receive and output to the console the first message from the queue. In its simplest form, receiving a message from a message queue involves:
  1. Creating an instance of the MessageQueue component, setting its Path, and initializing the Formatter's TargetTypeNames property:

    MessageQueue mq = new MessageQueue(".\\MyQueue");
    string[] types = { "System.String" };
    ((XmlMessageFormatter)mq.Formatter).TargetTypeNames = types;

  2. Calling Receive to receive the message:

    Message m = mq.Receive(new TimeSpan(0,0,3));


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

Microsoft .NET Framework SDK QuickStart Tutorials Version 2.0
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