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Using Messaging Components

The MessageQueue component allows you to build complex messaging into your applications. Using MessageQueue component instances, you can easily send messages to and receive messages from any queue in your network.

XML Web services provide another means for incorporating messaging-type behavior into your applications. Using XML Web services, you can pass information back and forth between a Web application and any client. For more information, see Introduction to Programming Web Services in Managed Code.

The MessageQueue component allows you to easily incorporate message-based communication into your applications. Using this component and its associated language features, you can send and receive messages, explore existing queues, create and delete queues, and perform a variety of other operations using a simple programming model.

Introduction to Messaging

Provides basic information about messaging features.

Messaging Components How-to Topics

Provides links to all how-to pages about programming with messaging components.

Message Queues and Messaging Technology Backgrounder

Explains the essential messaging concepts and provides links to more information.

MessageQueue Programming Architecture

Describes the language elements used in MessageQueue component programming.

Creating, Deleting, and Administering Queues

Recommends additional pages on finding, creating, and deleting message queues in Server Explorer.

Sending and Serializing Messages

Recommends additional pages on sending simple and complex messages to a variety of queue types, requesting acknowledgement, using journals, and sending datasets in messages.

Reading and Receiving Messages

Recommends additional pages on reading messages procedurally, handling asynchronous operations, and peeking at messages in a queue.

Message Queue Security

Provides an overview of encrypting and authenticating the messages you send and receive.

Troubleshooting MessageQueue Components

Explains how to resolve common problems with this component.

Using Installation Components

Describes how to use installation components to configure the system resources needed by your MessageQueue component.

Programming with Components

Presents a high-level overview of component programming and authoring.


Describes the major features of the System.Messaging namespace

Default Project Templates in Visual Studio

Describes the available projects types and how to choose between them.

Deploying Applications and Components

Lists the major pages about deployment and the information they contain.