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Cursor Class

A Cursor is used to maintain a specific location in a MessageQueue when reading the queue's messages.

System.Object
  System.Messaging.Cursor

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

public sealed class Cursor : IDisposable

The Cursor type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodCloseCloses the cursor, allowing Message Queuing to release the associated resources.
Public methodDisposeReleases all resources used by the Cursor.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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To get a cursor for a MessageQueue, call the CreateCursor method for that queue.

A Cursor is used with such methods as Peek(TimeSpan, Cursor, PeekAction) and Receive(TimeSpan, Cursor) when you need to read messages that are not at the front of the queue. This includes reading messages synchronously or asynchronously. Cursors do not need to be used to read only the first message in a queue.

When reading messages within a transaction, Message Queuing does not roll back cursor movement if the transaction is aborted. For example, suppose there is a queue with two messages, A1 and A2. If you remove message A1 while in a transaction, Message Queuing moves the cursor to message A2. However, if the transaction is aborted for any reason, message A1 is inserted back into the queue but the cursor remains pointing at message A2.

To close the cursor, call Close.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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