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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 use different serialization mechanisms to send objects through a message queue. To run the sample you have to have Message Queuing installed on your system.

Selecting a serialization mechanism is as simple as changing the value of one property. Here are some examples:
  1. Send a message using an XML based serialization mechanism:

    		
    mq.Formatter = new XmlMessageFormatter();
    mq.Send(order);
    
    C#


  2. Send a message using a binary serialization mechanism:

    		
    mq.Formatter = new BinaryMessageFormatter();
    mq.Send(order);
    
    C#


  3. Send a message using a serialization mechanism which is compatibile with the MSMQ ActiveX Formatter:

    		
    mq.Formatter = new ActiveXMessageFormatter();
    mq.Send(order);
    
    C#

Example

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



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