C-C++ Code Example: Setting PROPID_Q_JOURNAL_QUOTA


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

This example provides an application-defined function that sets the PROPID_Q_JOURNAL_QUOTA property of the journal of an existing queue based on a given maximum journal size provided by the caller.

For information on how Message Queuing uses queue journals, see Target Journaling.

Setting this property on an existing queue changes the maximum size of the queue journal, however, it does not affect messages already in the queue journal.

A direct format name can be passed to this function only for a local private queue.


  1. Validate the input parameters provided by the caller.

  2. Define the maximum number of queue properties to be specified and the queue property counter.

  3. Define the MQQUEUEPROPS structure.


  5. Initialize the MQQUEUEPROPS structure.

  6. Call MQSetQueueProperties to set the maximum size of the queue journal. If the call fails the returned error code is returned to the caller.

Code Example

The following code example can be run on all versions of Message Queuing.

HRESULT SetQueueJournalQuotaProp(  
                                 LPCWSTR wszQueueFormatName,   
                                 int iValue  
  // Validate the input string.  
  if (wszQueueFormatName == NULL)  
  // Define the maximum number of queue properties and a property counter.  
  const int NUMBEROFPROPERTIES = 1;  
  DWORD cPropId=0;  
  // Define a queue property structure.  
  MQQUEUEPROPS   QueueProps;  
  HRESULT        aQueuePropStatus[NUMBEROFPROPERTIES];  
  HRESULT hr = MQ_OK;  
  // Specify the PROPID_Q_JOURNAL_QUOTA property.  
  aQueuePropId[cPropId] = PROPID_Q_JOURNAL_QUOTA;    // Property ID  
  aQueuePropVar[cPropId].vt = VT_UI4;                // Type indicator  
  aQueuePropVar[cPropId].ulVal = iValue;             // Journal quota  
  // Initialize the MQQUEUEPROPS structure.  
  QueueProps.cProp = cPropId;  
  QueueProps.aPropID = aQueuePropId;  
  QueueProps.aPropVar = aQueuePropVar;  
  QueueProps.aStatus = aQueuePropStatus;  
  // Set the queue properties.  
  hr = MQSetQueueProperties(wszQueueFormatName, &QueueProps);  
  return hr;