MessageQueue.UseJournalQueue Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether received messages are copied to the journal queue.

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

public bool UseJournalQueue { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_UseJournalQueue ()

/** @property */
public void set_UseJournalQueue (boolean value)

public function get UseJournalQueue () : boolean

public function set UseJournalQueue (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if messages received from the queue are copied to its journal queue; otherwise, false.

Exception typeCondition


An error occurred when accessing a Message Queuing method.

When the Message Queuing application creates a new application queue, it automatically creates an associated journal queue in the same location. The journal queue is used to track the messages removed from a queue. Setting this property modifies the Message Queuing queue. Therefore, any other MessageQueue instances are affected by the change.

The journal queue does not track messages removed from the queue because their time-to-be-received timer expired, nor does it track messages purged from the queue by using a Message Queuing directory service (Information Store or Active Directory).

Applications cannot send messages to journal queues; they are limited to read-only access of these queues. Furthermore, Message Queuing never removes messages from journal queues. The application using the queue must clear these messages either by receiving them or by purging the queue.

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 UseJournalQueue property.

// Set the queue's UseJournalQueue property value.
queue.UseJournalQueue = true;

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

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

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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