How to browse Azure Service Bus messages

Here's how to browse Azure Service Bus messages using QueueExplorer:

Step 1 - Create Azure Service Bus connection

  • Copy connection string from Azure Portal.
  • Create a new connection in QueueExplorer and paste connection string there.
  • Open connection to see list of queues and topics.

Step 2 - Click on a queue

  • QueueExplorer starts loading messages.
  • Messages are displayed progressively as they are loaded.
  • You can limit number of messages that will be loaded, or load all of them.
  • When you click on a message its content is displayed in a bottom panel.
  • Message viewers: JSON, XML, Text (UTF8, UTF16, etc), Hex, WCF...

QueueExplorer can also:

  • Browse messages in Azure Service Bus topic subscription.
  • Browse deferred, scheduled, or deadlettered Azure Service Bus messages.
  • Browse Azure Service Bus sessions, with messages within each session.
  • Display all message properties in message list, including custom properties.
  • Display extracted data from messages using XPath, JSON, or Regex (Professional edition).

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