MessengerService Object

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:

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.

Interfaces Implemented


Object Information

Header and IDL files msgrua.h, msgrua.idl
CLSID Not available
Minimum availability Messenger 4.5
Minimum operating systems Windows XP