Message.BodyType Property


Gets or sets the type of data that the message body contains.

 property int BodyType { int get(); void set(int value); };
public int BodyType { get; set; }
member this.BodyType : int with get, set
Public Property BodyType As Integer

Property Value


The message body's true type, such as a string, a date, a currency, or a number.



The message queue is filtered to ignore the Body property.


The following code example displays the value of a message's BodyType property.


Message Queuing recognizes the body contents as an object or as a serialized stream. The BodyType property indicates the type of the object within the Body property of the message.

The XmlMessageFormatter performs binding between native types and the object in a message body. If you use the XmlMessageFormatter, the formatter sets the BodyType property for you.

Other formatters can provide binding functionality also, as shown in the following C# code.

message.Formatter = new ActiveXMessageFormatter();  
object myObject message.Body;  
if (myObject is string) {  
if (myObject is int) {  
if (myObject is float) {  

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