P2PMessageQueue queries

Sat, September 30, 2006, 09:36 AM under MobileAndEmbedded
Over the last year I have had a few people contact me with questions relating to the Point to Point Message Queue class I wrote for MSDN. This blog entry will serve as a URL where I can point future questions regarding it.

1. It seems that under certain circumstances, on certain platforms, the queue does not close properly. A possible solution is to declare a dedicated named event that you create in the ctor of the queue. Set it in the Close method. In the Monitor method, change the WaitForSingleObject to WaitForMultipleObjects and include this new event.

2. It also seems that under certain other conditions (that amongst other things include multiple senders) the class spikes the cpu. This is due to the way the native API works and the solution is not to run the thread that is responsible for raising events. To do that, follow the advice of the article and create a new P2PMessageQueueSender class that inherits from the original one and simply overrides the StartEventThread with an empty method (Note that this solution should also work for the 1st issue described above)

3. If you are porting the code to NETCF v2.0 (when I wrote the article it wasn’t released yet), there are things you can do to the code other than simply recompiling it, such as making any worker threads to background (IsBackground=true) .

Of course, the easiest thing for you to do is none of the above. Simply get the SDF from OpenNETCF, which will include the above improvements (plus you can then get support from the team as opposed to the “as is” code of my old msdn article ;-)).

For other NETCF questions, please use the newsgroup and forum...
Monday, April 7, 2008 10:45:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I got open netcf 2.2. I can't seem to find the message queue wrapper you mentioned. Am I missing something?
Monday, April 7, 2008 10:49:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
never mind, i just posted a comment about open cf net message queue.

Now I found message package under WindowsCE.Messaging.

My bad
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