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Alternate to MSMQ

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Hello,

Is there an alternative approach to MSMQ for delivering messages? I am
planning to develop an app which I don't want clients to install MSMQ
(or do anything otherthan install my app). I was want to pass messages
between two programs and my first approach was MSMQ and it worked
perfectly and then I found out MSMQ is a seperate win component and is
not installed by default.

I am looking at writing files and implement filesystemwatcher method.
Is it a viable solution??

Thanks in advance.

Jul 24 '06 #1
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You can write files, or you can use a "no install" database such as SQLite.
As long as you have some notification / polling mechanism operating, you
should be able to come up with something that works. MSMQ, however, if you
need a robust solution, is preferable.
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"DBC User" wrote:
Hello,

Is there an alternative approach to MSMQ for delivering messages? I am
planning to develop an app which I don't want clients to install MSMQ
(or do anything otherthan install my app). I was want to pass messages
between two programs and my first approach was MSMQ and it worked
perfectly and then I found out MSMQ is a seperate win component and is
not installed by default.

I am looking at writing files and implement filesystemwatcher method.
Is it a viable solution??

Thanks in advance.

Jul 24 '06 #2

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DBC User,

Honestly, why not make it a prerequisite that they install MSMQ? Using
files in that manner is pretty gnarly.

If anything, you could always use sockets.

Hope this helps.

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- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"DBC User" <db*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
Hello,

Is there an alternative approach to MSMQ for delivering messages? I am
planning to develop an app which I don't want clients to install MSMQ
(or do anything otherthan install my app). I was want to pass messages
between two programs and my first approach was MSMQ and it worked
perfectly and then I found out MSMQ is a seperate win component and is
not installed by default.

I am looking at writing files and implement filesystemwatcher method.
Is it a viable solution??

Thanks in advance.

Jul 24 '06 #3

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If I make MSMQ as a pre-requite, the client need to have Widows CD?
Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP] wrote:
DBC User,

Honestly, why not make it a prerequisite that they install MSMQ? Using
files in that manner is pretty gnarly.

If anything, you could always use sockets.

Hope this helps.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"DBC User" <db*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
Hello,

Is there an alternative approach to MSMQ for delivering messages? I am
planning to develop an app which I don't want clients to install MSMQ
(or do anything otherthan install my app). I was want to pass messages
between two programs and my first approach was MSMQ and it worked
perfectly and then I found out MSMQ is a seperate win component and is
not installed by default.

I am looking at writing files and implement filesystemwatcher method.
Is it a viable solution??

Thanks in advance.
Jul 24 '06 #4

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DBC User,

I have never needed the Windows CD to install MSMQ on my machine after
installing Windows XP SP 2. I would just go to the windows components and
click on it, and it would install, no CD required.

However, it's not unreasonable to expect people to have the CD. After
all, they bought it, no?

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"DBC User" <db*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
If I make MSMQ as a pre-requite, the client need to have Widows CD?
Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP] wrote:
>DBC User,

Honestly, why not make it a prerequisite that they install MSMQ?
Using
files in that manner is pretty gnarly.

If anything, you could always use sockets.

Hope this helps.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"DBC User" <db*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@b28g2000cwb.googleg roups.com...
Hello,

Is there an alternative approach to MSMQ for delivering messages? I am
planning to develop an app which I don't want clients to install MSMQ
(or do anything otherthan install my app). I was want to pass messages
between two programs and my first approach was MSMQ and it worked
perfectly and then I found out MSMQ is a seperate win component and is
not installed by default.

I am looking at writing files and implement filesystemwatcher method.
Is it a viable solution??

Thanks in advance.

Jul 24 '06 #5

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I agree but what I am trying to get at is to make my app more easy to
install and easy to use. But I will explore this option.
Thanks again.

Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP] wrote:
DBC User,

I have never needed the Windows CD to install MSMQ on my machine after
installing Windows XP SP 2. I would just go to the windows components and
click on it, and it would install, no CD required.

However, it's not unreasonable to expect people to have the CD. After
all, they bought it, no?

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"DBC User" <db*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
If I make MSMQ as a pre-requite, the client need to have Widows CD?
Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP] wrote:
DBC User,

Honestly, why not make it a prerequisite that they install MSMQ?
Using
files in that manner is pretty gnarly.

If anything, you could always use sockets.

Hope this helps.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"DBC User" <db*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
Hello,

Is there an alternative approach to MSMQ for delivering messages? I am
planning to develop an app which I don't want clients to install MSMQ
(or do anything otherthan install my app). I was want to pass messages
between two programs and my first approach was MSMQ and it worked
perfectly and then I found out MSMQ is a seperate win component and is
not installed by default.

I am looking at writing files and implement filesystemwatcher method.
Is it a viable solution??

Thanks in advance.
Jul 24 '06 #6

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