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MessageQueue.PeekCompleted Event

Occurs when a message is read without being removed from the queue. This is a result of the asynchronous operation, BeginPeek.

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

[MessagingDescriptionAttribute("MQ_PeekCompleted")]
public event PeekCompletedEventHandler PeekCompleted

BeginPeek is used in asynchronous processing to raise the PeekCompleted event when a message is available in the queue.

EndPeek(IAsyncResult) is used to complete the operation initiated by a call to BeginPeek and peek the message when the PeekCompleted event is raised.

When you create a PeekCompletedEventHandler delegate, you identify the method that will handle the event. To associate the event with your event handler, add an instance of the delegate to the event. The event handler is called whenever the event occurs, unless you remove the delegate. For more information about event handler delegates, see Events and Delegates.

The following code example creates an event handler named MyPeekCompleted, attaches it to the PeekCompleted event handler delegate, and calls BeginPeek to initiate an asynchronous peek operation on the queue that is located at the path ".\myQueue". When a PeekCompleted event is raised, the example peeks the message and writes its body to the screen. The example then calls BeginPeek again to initiate a new asynchronous peek operation

using System;
using System.Messaging;

namespace MyProject
{
	/// <summary> 
	/// Provides a container class for the example. 
	/// </summary> 
	public class MyNewQueue
	{

		//************************************************** 
		// Provides an entry point into the application. 
		//		  
		// This example performs asynchronous peek operation 
		// processing. 
		//************************************************** 

		public static void Main()
		{
			// Create an instance of MessageQueue. Set its formatter.
			MessageQueue myQueue = new MessageQueue(".\\myQueue");
			myQueue.Formatter = new XmlMessageFormatter(new Type[]
				{typeof(String)});

			// Add an event handler for the PeekCompleted event.
			myQueue.PeekCompleted += new 
				PeekCompletedEventHandler(MyPeekCompleted);
			
			// Begin the asynchronous peek operation.
			myQueue.BeginPeek();
			
			// Do other work on the current thread. 

			return;
		}


		//************************************************** 
		// Provides an event handler for the PeekCompleted 
		// event. 
		//************************************************** 
		
		private static void MyPeekCompleted(Object source, 
			PeekCompletedEventArgs asyncResult)
		{
			// Connect to the queue.
			MessageQueue mq = (MessageQueue)source;

			// End the asynchronous peek operation.
			Message m = mq.EndPeek(asyncResult.AsyncResult);

			// Display message information on the screen.
			Console.WriteLine("Message: " + (string)m.Body);

			// Restart the asynchronous peek operation.
			mq.BeginPeek();
			
			return; 
		}
	}
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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