What Happened to the ESB MSMQ Adapter Provider?

In our current, project we built an itinerary that utilized the Business Rules Engine (BRE) to set an endpoint to the MSMQ Adapter. Lo and behold, there was no MSMQ Adapter provider, until now, Below is our source code for cheating the Adapter Provider framework for building a custom MSMQ Adapter Provider. The code was simple and to the point. No explanation necessary…

Source Code:

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Text;

using Microsoft.Practices.ESB.Adapter;

using Microsoft.BizTalk.Message.Interop;



namespace Tellago.ESB.AdapterProviders


/// <summary>

/// Ths class implements IAdapterProvider for setting the context properties of

/// the BTS MSMQ adapter. Loaded by the AdapterMgr class

/// </summary>

public class MSMQAdapterProvider : BaseAdapterProvider


public override string AdapterName


get { return “MSMQ”; }



public override void SetEndpoint(Dictionary<string, string> ResolverDictionary, IBaseMessageContext msg)


base.SetEndpoint(ResolverDictionary, msg);



public override string AdapterContextPropertyNamespace




return “http://schemas.microsoft.com/BizTalk/2003/msmq-properties&#8221;;




protected override void SetEndpointContextProperties(IBaseMessageContext pipelineContext, string endpointConfig)


base.SetEndpointContextProperties(pipelineContext, endpointConfig);


string[] properties = endpointConfig.Split(new char[] { ‘&’ }, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);


foreach (string property in properties)


string[] data = property.Split(new char[] { ‘=’ }, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);

string key = data[0];

string value = data.Length < 2 ? “” : data[1];


pipelineContext.Write(key, this.AdapterContextPropertyNamespace, value);




public override void SetEndpoint(Dictionary<string, string> ResolverDictionary, Microsoft.XLANGs.BaseTypes.XLANGMessage message)


base.SetEndpoint(ResolverDictionary, message);



protected override void SetEndpointContextProperties(Microsoft.XLANGs.BaseTypes.XLANGMessage message, string endpointConfig)


base.SetEndpointContextProperties(message, endpointConfig);



protected override void SetContextProperties(IBaseMessageContext pipelineContext, Dictionary<string, string> ResolverDictionary)


base.SetContextProperties(pipelineContext, ResolverDictionary);



protected override void SetContextProperties(Microsoft.XLANGs.BaseTypes.XLANGMessage message, Dictionary<string, string> ResolverDictionary)


base.SetContextProperties(message, ResolverDictionary);




Steps to use:

1. Rebuild and GAC this project

2. Open the ESB.Config file from the install folder

Add the following line in the Adapter Providers section:

    <adapterProvider name=”MSMQ” type=”Tellago.ESB.AdapterProviders.MSMQAdapterProvider, Tellago.ESB.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=c0eafbe4dc54c287″ moniker=”msmq” />


Happy ESBng!!!    


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