Please Stand By

Justin is out of the country and I’m on the far side of the continent, so we’re experiencing a small break in our posting schedule.

For now, a quick tip: MSMQ is a transport. It supports a few mechanisms for scanning through the messages in a queue, but they were never intended for high performance and there is no built-in way to search for a message by property values. If you are thinking about leaving messages in the queue and picking them out according to some selection criteria, you are probably setting yourself up for problems in the future. A better architecture to achieve the same thing is to write a little application that receives messages from the queue and stuffs them into a database, then select messages out of the database with the full power of SQL available to you.

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