MsmqBindingBase.TimeToLive MsmqBindingBase.TimeToLive MsmqBindingBase.TimeToLive 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.

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

Property Value

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.

Applies to