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Message.UseJournalQueue Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether a copy of the message should be kept in a machine journal on the originating computer.

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

public bool UseJournalQueue { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to require that a copy of a message be kept in the originating computer's machine journal after the message has been successfully transmitted (from the originating computer to the next server); otherwise, false. The default is false.


The message queue is filtered to ignore the UseJournalQueue property.

The UseJournalQueue and UseDeadLetterQueue properties specify how Message Queuing tracks a message. If UseJournalQueue is true, then a copy is kept in the computer journal on the originating machine at each step that a message is transmitted.

The sent message is only copied to the journal queue if the destination queue is on a remote computer. If the destination is on the local computer, the message is sent directly to the queue; there are no intermediate steps to require journaling.

When you store messages in a journal queue, clear the queue periodically to remove messages that are no longer needed. Messages stored in journal queues count against the quota for the computer where the queue resides. (The computer quota is set by the administrator.)

You do not create a journal or dead-letter queue. These are both system queues that Message Queuing generates.

The following code example gets and sets the value of a message's UseJournalQueue property.

// Set the message's UseJournalQueue property.
orderMessage.UseJournalQueue = true;

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0