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reading the values of MSMQ properties?

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 Greetings,

    I've looked at the MSDN documentation and am getting somewhat confused on how to read the properities of an MSMQ message. Take lookupid for instance, If I have a message in a queue that was written as a 255 byte char message, and I then go to read the message out using MQReceiveMessageByLookupId which required the value of the LookupID to first get the message, how do I derive this ID?

 I saw an example where you start with the first message by setting lookupID to zero getting the first one and spinning through the rest, but what If I don't want to start with the first message in the queue? is there a way to read into a structure the 255 message that was written, AND the MQ properties of that message, like lookupId and other properties? would the structure def that reads the message in be defined in a generic sense something like:

 LookupID Char[18];
 OtherMQ_Properties Char[999];
 Msg_Body char[255];

 and once the message is read into a buffer mapped to the structure above I can simply get at the value of the message properties directly? or is there a much simpler wayt of doing this?

Thanks,

adgarcia13
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