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Byte Array Property Editor

Displays the information contained in the BodyStream of a Microsoft MessageQueue message, or the Message property of an EventLog event when the components are accessed from Server Explorer. For more information, see How to: Access and Initialize Server Explorer/Database Explorer.


The message text in the display is read-only: You cannot edit its contents.

The Byte Array Property Editor is opened from the Properties window when you select the BodyStream property of the MessageQueue message or the Message property of the EventLog event, and then click the Ellipsis (...) button next to the property.


Displays the message in a read-only format matching the selected display mode.

Display Mode

Provides options for changing the character encoding of the message.




Displays the message in the default locale settings for your computer. For more information, see International Settings, Environment, Options Dialog Box.


Displays message information in hexadecimal format. For more information, see Standard Numeric Format Strings.


Displays message information in ANSI.


Displays message information in a Unicode character set. For more information, see Unicode in the .NET Framework.


Saves the contents of the message to an external file.

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