Azure Storage Queues Transport


Ensure an instance of the Azure Storage Emulator is running.

Azure Storage Queues Transport

This sample uses the Azure Storage Queues Transport.

Code walk-through

This sample shows a simple two endpoint scenario.

  • Endpoint1 sends a Message1 message to Endpoint2
  • Endpoint2 replies to Endpoint1 with a Message2.

Azure Storage configuration

The Server endpoint is configured to use the Azure Storage persistence in two locations.

The endpoint configuration


The Data in Azure Storage

The queues for the two endpoints can be seen in the Server Explorer of Visual Studio.

Reading the data using code

There are several helper methods in AzureHelper.cs in the StorageReader projects. These helpers are used to output the data seen below.

Writing Queue Messages

This helper peeks the first message from a given queue and writes out the contents of that message.

static void WriteOutQueue(string queueName)
    var storageAccount = CloudStorageAccount.DevelopmentStorageAccount;
    var queueClient = storageAccount.CreateCloudQueueClient();
    var queue = queueClient.GetQueueReference(queueName);
    var message = queue.PeekMessage();
    if (message != null)
        Debug.WriteLine("Message contents");

    Console.WriteLine("No messages found in the 'samples-azure-storagequeues-endpoint2' queue. Execute 'Endpoint1' without running 'Endpoint2' and then try again.");

static void WriteOutMessage(CloudQueueMessage message)
    var json = message.AsString;
    var byteOrderMarkUtf8 = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(Encoding.UTF8.GetPreamble());
    if (json.StartsWith(json))
        json = json.Remove(0, byteOrderMarkUtf8.Length);
    dynamic parsedJson = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(json);
    Debug.WriteLine("CloudQueueMessage contents:");
    Debug.WriteLine(JsonConvert.SerializeObject((object) parsedJson, Formatting.Indented));
    var body = (string)parsedJson.Body;
    Debug.WriteLine("Serialized message body:");

Using the helper


The Message Data

Run only Endpoint1 and send a message. Notice the contents of the message in the samples-azure-storagequeues-endpoint2 queue.

CloudQueueMessage contents

  "IdForCorrelation": null,
  "Id": "bb6ec79c-984f-4d51-8dd6-a50e010564a5",
  "MessageIntent": 1,
  "ReplyToAddress": "Samples.Azure.StorageQueues.Endpoint1@UseDevelopmentStorage=true",
  "TimeToBeReceived": "10675199.02:48:05.4775807",
  "Headers": {
    "NServiceBus.MessageId": "bb6ec79c-984f-4d51-8dd6-a50e010564a5",
    "NServiceBus.CorrelationId": "bb6ec79c-984f-4d51-8dd6-a50e010564a5",
    "NServiceBus.MessageIntent": "Send",
    "NServiceBus.Version": "5.2.5",
    "NServiceBus.TimeSent": "2015-09-09 05:51:42:197915 Z",
    "NServiceBus.ContentType": "application/json",
    "NServiceBus.EnclosedMessageTypes": "Message1, Shared, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null",
    "NServiceBus.ConversationId": "a496f0ce-a3c8-4f30-9598-a50e010564a5",
    "NServiceBus.OriginatingMachine": "RETINA",
    "NServiceBus.OriginatingEndpoint": "Samples.Azure.StorageQueues.Endpoint1",
    "$.diagnostics.originating.hostid": "658a1d15fed47c77cd63a3e63da15cc6"
  "Body": "77u/eyJQcm9wZXJ0eSI6IkhlbGxvIGZyb20gRW5kcG9pbnQxIn0=",
  "CorrelationId": "bb6ec79c-984f-4d51-8dd6-a50e010564a5",
  "Recoverable": true

Decoded Body

Note that above there is a encoded Body property. Decoding this message will produce the following.

{"Property":"Hello from Endpoint1"}

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