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MessageQueue.DenySharedReceive Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether this MessageQueue has exclusive access to receive messages from the Message Queuing queue.

Namespace:  System.Messaging
Assembly:  System.Messaging (in System.Messaging.dll)
public bool DenySharedReceive { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this MessageQueue has exclusive rights to receive messages from the queue; otherwise, false. The default is false.

DenySharedReceive specifies the shared mode of the queue referenced by this MessageQueue. Set DenySharedReceive to true to indicate that only this MessageQueue should have access to peek or receive messages from the queue with the specified Path. If another MessageQueue or another application is associated with the same queue resource, that instance or application will not be able to peek or receive messages, but it can still send them.

If DenySharedReceive is false, the queue is available to multiple applications for sending, peeking, or receiving messages.

The following table shows whether this property is available in various Workgroup modes.

Workgroup mode


Local computer


Local computer and direct format name


Remote computer


Remote computer and direct format name


The following code example gets and sets the value of a message queue's DenySharedReceive property.

// Set the queue's DenySharedReceive property value.
queue.DenySharedReceive = false;

// Display the new value of the queue's DenySharedReceive property.
Console.WriteLine("MessageQueue.DenySharedReceive: {0}",

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0
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