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

(Introduced in MSMQ 3.0.) The PrivateQueues property of the MSMQApplication object returns the path names of all private queues registered on the computer.

Data type: Variant (array of variants)
Run-time access: Read-only
Property PrivateQueues As Variant  

Property Value

A Variant containing an array of variants containing strings that specify path names.

Error Codes

For information on return codes, see Message Queuing Error and Information Codes.


Including the MSMQApplication object in the code syntax is optional because this object is defined as the application object, whose methods and properties are globally available.

This property (by default) applies to the local computer. To reference another computer, set MSMQApplication.Machine to another computer and then look at this property.

In C++ COM applications, you must use a smart pointer to the IMSMQApplication3 interface to expose the PrivateQueues property.

Equivalent API Function Property

When using API functions, the equivalent property is PROPID_MGMT_MSMQ_PRIVATEQ.


Windows NT/2000/XP: Included in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Windows 95/98/Me: Unsupported.

Header: Declared in Mqoai.h.

Library: Use Mqoa.lib.

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