Usage Quick start

The following guide shows how to get up and running with XDMessaging.Net as quickly as possible.


The XDMessaging library comes in 2 flavours. The full version provides the option to use Amazon Queues for sending and receiving messages to remote machines. It also supports network propagtion mode, which broadcasts messages to processes on remote machines as well as the local machine.

Install the XDMessaging library using Nuget.

PM> Install-Package XDMessaging

The XDMessaging.Lite is for same box communication only, and is therefore much more lightweight.

PM> Install-Package XDMessaging.Lite

Getting Started

To begin create an instance of the XDMessagingCient as follows:

// Create XDMessagingClient instance
XDMessagingClient client = new XDMessagingClient();


To send messages use the client to create an instance of IXDBroadcaster for a particular transport mode. Use the instance to broadcast messages on a named channel. A channel is an arbitrary string chosen to represent a channel and are not case sensitive.

// Create broadcaster instance using HighPerformanceUI mode
IXDBroadcaster broadcaster = client.Broadcasters

// Send a shutdown message on the commands channel
broadcaster.SendToChannel("commands", "shutdown");


To receive messages use the client to create an instance of IXDListener for a particular transport mode. Use the instance to register a channel to listen on.

// Create listener instance using HighPerformanceUI mode
IXDListener listener = client.Listeners

// Register channel to listen on

Handle Response

To handle messages received by the listener, attach a MessageReceived event handler. The DataGram contains the original message and channel name. // Attach event handler for incoming messages listener.MessageReceived += (o,e) => { // e.DataGram.Message is the message // e.DataGram.Channel is the channel name if (e.DataGram.Channel == "commands") { switch(e.DataGram.Message) { case "shutdown": this.Close(); break; } } }