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Microsoft® Mobile Development Handbook by Peter Foot, Daniel Moth, Andy Wigley

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Understanding System.Messaging

Although System.Messaging is a new set of functionality in .NET Compact Framework 2.0, it wraps a technology called Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ), which has been available to native code developers for some time and is present in the desktop .NET Framework. MSMQ provides loosely coupled store-and-forward messaging between applications and different computers. Each message contains a packet of raw data that can be up to 4 megabytes (MB) in size, though it is uncommon to create such large messages. As with many APIs, this is a subset of a standard Windows API that is exposed as a set of Component Object Model (COM) interfaces and C functions. The System.Messaging namespace removes all complexities of calling into ...

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