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MsmqBindingBase.TimeToLive Property

Gets or sets the interval of time that indicates how long the messages processed by this binding can be in the queue before they expire.

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

public TimeSpan TimeToLive { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
The TimeSpan that indicates how long the messages can be in the queue before they expire. The default value is 1 day.

The TimeToLive property is set to ensure that time-sensitive messages do not become stale before they are processed by the receiving applications. A message in a queue that is not accessed by the receiving application within the time interval specified is expired. Expired messages are sent to a special queue called the dead-letter queue. The location of the dead-letter queue is set with the DeadLetterQueue property or to the appropriate default, based on assurances.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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