Explorer-like management for queues

MSMQ | Azure Service Bus | RabbitMQ | ActiveMQ

The indispensable tool for working with
queues and messages:

  • understand and manage your system
  • figure out what went wrong
  • fix it

Works with multiple queuing systems

QueueExplorer supports multiple systems from the same installation, without need for additional licensing: MSMQ, Azure Service Bus, RabbitMQ, and ActiveMQ.

With QueueExplorer you can do much more than with built-in management console - copy, move or delete messages, save and load, stress test, view and edit full message bodies (with support for XML, JSON, .Net objects...), and much more. QueueExplorer is a fast, native Windows application.

Benefits for Developers

Find out all about your messages

With QueueExplorer you can dig into your queues and see which message went where, whether they were correctly formatted, with correct headers and settings, etc.

Multiple viewers are at your disposal: JSON, XML, WCF, Hex, text with different encodings...

Develop and test producers and consumers separately

With QueueExplorer you can test individual pieces of your solution, or even simulate third party messages going in or out. You can create and edit test messages, send one by one or bunch of them together.

Test performance and load handling of your app

Send thousands of messages for performance testing to see how system handles that load.

Benefits for Admins

Troubleshoot, fix, and resend problematic messages

If something is wrong, QueueExplorer is the fastest and easiest way to investigate and fix incorrect, poison, or failed/deadletter messages.

See status of your system at glance

Check if some of queues are growing too large, if there are messages in deadletter queues, etc. With autorefresh functionality see how entire system works in near real time.

Filter and sort messages to quickly find important data

QueueExplorer allows you to quickly find messages you're interested in. Professional edition allows you to even extract your business data from within messages using XPath, JSON, or Regex, and to immediately see e.g. invoice totals, etc.

Backup and restore messages

Backup messages to files, or move/copy them to another queue.

Copy, compare and sync queues, topics and other schema (metadata) objects

This can be used to migrate queues (and other objects) to another server, e.g. to propagate from development to production. Or just to compare and see which changes were made. Or to backup schema before changes are made. You can also duplicate queues with all their settings on the same server (Professional).

Benefits for specific messaging system

Additional benefits over built-in MSMQ console:

  • Operate with one or more messages at once.
  • See and edit full message body.
  • Message list is not limited to Top 1000.
  • Manage remote machines.
Learn more about MSMQ problems QueueExplorer solves

Additional benefits over Azure portal:

  • Manage scheduled or deferred messages.
  • Access Deadletter and Transfer queues.
  • Manage session queues - see all sessions with their messages and edit session state.
  • Configure subscription rules, and easily see how they're configured for all subscriptions within a topic.
Learn more about Azure Service Bus specific features

Additional benefits over RabbitMQ web console

  • Full and immediate access to messages as you browse queues.
  • Work with messages - copy, save, delete, edit, drag&drop, etc.
  • See why message was deadlettered, or deadletter it manually.
  • All message and header properties are available in a message list, and can be used for filtering and sorting.
  • Reduced clutter - collapse all queues/topics with same prefix, e.g. amq.rabbitmq.log, amq.rabbitmq.trace...
Learn more about RabbitMQ management console vs QueueExplorer

Additional benefits over ActiveMQ web console

  • Live Topic view - watch messages as they arrive.
  • All message and header properties are available in a message list, and can be used for filtering and sorting.
  • Reduced clutter - collapse all queues/topics with same prefix, e.g. ActiveMQ.Advisory.Connection, ActiveMQ.Advisory.Consumer...
  • Although QueueExplorer is Windows application, it can manage remote ActiveMQ brokers running on Unix/Linux.

See all features

Multi system support

QueueExplorer supports multiple messaging system in one program. You don't need to purchase new licenses if you decide to migrate to another system or already manage different message brokers.

This not only protects your investment, but also reduces learning curve in that process for all team members.

New in QueueExplorer 5.x

New in Professional edition:

Full list of improvements in 5.x with screenshots

Standard vs Professional editions