Updated: September 27, 2013
Peeks a set of messages from the queue. Namespace: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient
Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.dll)
When messages are retrieved from the queue using PeekMessages, the message is not dequeued and the visibility of the messages remains unchanged. The messages remain available to other clients until a client retrieves them with a call to GetMessages. The call to PeekMessages does not update a message's PopReceipt value, so the message cannot subsequently be deleted. Additionally, calling PeekMessages does not update a message's NextVisibleTime or DequeueCount properties.
Only messages that are visible may be retrieved with PeekMessages. The maximum number of messages that may be retrieved with a call to PeekMessages is 32.
Development PlatformsWindows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008