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MessageQueue.LastModifyTime Property

Gets the last time the properties of a queue were modified.

Namespace:  System.Messaging
Assembly:  System.Messaging (in System.Messaging.dll)

public DateTime LastModifyTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
A DateTime that indicates when the queue properties were last modified.


An error occurred when accessing a Message Queuing method.

The last modification time includes when the queue was created and any MessageQueue property that modifies the Message Queuing queue, such as BasePriority. The value of the LastModifyTime property represents the system time of the local computer.

You must call Refresh before getting the LastModifyTime property; otherwise, the modification time associated with this MessageQueue might not be current.

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 displays the value of a message queue's LastModifyTime property.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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