Applies To: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server Technical Preview, Windows Vista
When retrieving messages, receiving applications can navigate through the messages of a queue using cursors or message lookup identifiers (introduced in MSMQ 3.0). When using cursors, the receiving application starts at the front of the queue and moves sequentially toward the end of the queue. When using message lookup identifiers, the receiving application can start at the front of the queue, at a message associated with a specific lookup identifier, or at the end of the queue. After a message is read using a message identifier, the receiving application can navigate towards the front or the end of the queue.
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|How lookup Identifiers can be used to read messages in a queue||Navigating with Lookup Identifiers|
|How cursors can be used to read the messages in a queue||Navigating with Cursors|