Updated: July 19, 2016
Applies To: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server Technical Preview, Windows Vista
Sending messages in Message Queuing is always an asynchronous operation. When you are sure the queue is open, you can continue to send messages without stopping to wait for a reply.
Each Message Queuing message can have no more than 4 MB of data.
In addition to the basic asynchronous operation, you can add functionality to your send operation by using the following:
Message timers to control how long your messages stay in the system
Computer journals to store a copy of each message that you send
Administration queues for Message Queuing-generated acknowledgment messages
Response queues for application-defined response messages
Report queues for storing messages that trace the progress of a message
Message Queuing establishes network sessions with remote computers for sending messages to destinations over TCP transport. After a network session is established, Message Queuing attempts to concentrate multiple message transport operations in the network session.
For examples of sending messages, see one of the following:
|For information on||See|
|Message timers that determine how long Message Queuing will try to send a message and wait for it to be received||Message Timers|
|A complete list of all message properties||API properties: Message Queuing Properties|
COM component properties: MSMQMessage
|Reading messages from a queue||Reading Messages|
|Saving copies of messages that you send||Source Journaling|
|Administration queues for acknowledgment messages||Administration Queues|
|Response messages returned by the receiving application||Response Messages|
|Tracing how messages reach the destination queue||Tracing Messages|
|Network sessions and session concentration||Network Sessions|