Deprecated. The MessengerService object corresponds to the IMessengerService interface. This object represents a single service.
MSMSGS.EXE implements this object.
A MessengerService object is not intended to be created separately through CoCreateInstance or other Component Object Model (COM) object instantiation techniques. Client implementers should access existing MessengerService objects only after creating the Messenger object. After this object is created, a MessengerService object can be referenced through one of the following:
- Calling the IMessengerServices::Item method on the MessengerService object representing the service list.
- Various DMessengerEvents events that return MessengerService object references.
MessengerService objects will continue to exist after they are removed from the contact list programmatically or through user action until they are released. In most cases, a MessengerService object that is no longer in the service list should be released. All objects should be released as part of a cleanup or shutdown routine.
Important MessengerService is no longer available in Windows Vista. See Windows Messenger for more information.
Header and IDL files msgrua.h, msgrua.idl CLSID Not available Minimum availability Messenger 4.5 Minimum operating systems Windows XP