Chapter 3. Getting started

This chapter guides you through a simple exercise to help you get started using AMQ .NET.

3.1. Preparing the broker

The example programs require a running broker with a queue named service_queue. Follow these steps to define the queue and start the broker:


  1. Install the broker.
  2. Create a broker instance. Enable anonymous access.
  3. Start the broker instance and check the console for any critical errors logged during startup.

    $ <broker-instance-dir>/bin/artemis run
    14:43:20,158 INFO  [org.apache.activemq.artemis.integration.bootstrap] AMQ101000: Starting ActiveMQ Artemis Server
    15:01:39,686 INFO  [org.apache.activemq.artemis.core.server] AMQ221020: Started Acceptor at for protocols [AMQP]
    15:01:39,691 INFO  [org.apache.activemq.artemis.core.server] AMQ221007: Server is now live
  4. Use the artemis queue command to create a queue called service_queue.

    <broker-instance-dir>/bin/artemis queue create --name service_queue --auto-create-address --anycast

    You are prompted to answer a series of questions. For yes or no questions, type N. Otherwise, press Enter to accept the default value.

3.2. Building the examples

AMQ .NET provides example solution and project files to help users get started quickly.

Navigate to <install-dir> and open one of the solution files.

Solution FileVisual Studio Version


Visual Studio 2013


Visual Studio 2012

Select Build Solution from the Build menu to compile the solution.

3.3. Running Hello World

Open a command prompt window and execute these commands to send and receive a message.

D:\>cd <install-dir>\bin\Debug
Hello world!