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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 send a simple message to 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 two command-line arguments. The first argument is a name of a message queue. The path does not have to refer to an existing queue. If the queue does not exist, it will be created for you. The second command-line argument is the message to be written to the queue. For example you can run it as follows:

MQSend.exe MyQueue "Hello World!"

Now, open the Message Queuing console and examine the MyQueue message queue. It should have a message in it.

In its simplest form, sending a message to a message queue involves:
  1. Creating an instance of the MessageQueue component and setting its Path property:

    MessageQueue mq = new MessageQueue(".\\MyQueue");

  2. Calling Send method to send the message:

    mq.Send("Hello World!");


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

Microsoft .NET Framework SDK QuickStart Tutorials Version 2.0
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