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C# Producer Consumer using Rabbit MQ

So I've been learning about the different message queuing systems and discovered rabbit MQ, an open source and very popular message queuing system. I've created a very basic producer/consumer system that sends a message to a rabbit MQ queue.

Producer/Consumer is pretty simple, you have two systems a producer that writes to a queue and a consumer that reads from a queue. This is desirable because it splits responsibility and allows for scalability. The code below is going to assume you have a rabbit MQ instance installed on your local machine. You can get rabbit MQ here: https://www.rabbitmq.com/

Now the code is broken down into 3 parts, the main program, the producer, and the consumer. This is a basic example so its using old school threading rather than the new async/await .net prefers. But this is just to show how to use rabbit MQ in C# and to demonstrate a producer/consumer example. You will need to make sure your project has the rabbit MQ client nuget package installed as …

C# DateTime Formatting

C# Offers a wide variety of formatting date times using the ToString method. Below you will see the various options you can use and the results.


FormatResultDateTime.Now.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy")05/29/2015DateTime.Now.ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy")Friday, 29 May 2015DateTime.Now.ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy")Friday, 29 May 2015 05:50DateTime.Now.ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy")Friday, 29 May 2015 05:50 AMDateTime.Now.ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy")Friday, 29 May 2015 5:50DateTime.Now.ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy")Friday, 29 May 2015 5:50 AMDateTime.Now.ToString("dddd, dd MMMM yyyy HH:mm:ss")Friday, 29 May 2015 05:50:06DateTime.Now.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm")05/29/2015 05:50DateTime.Now.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm tt")05/29/2015 05:50 AMDateTime.Now.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy H:mm")05/29/2015 5:50DateTime.Now.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy h:mm tt")05/29/2015 5:50 AMDateTime.Now.ToString("MM/dd/…

C# Getting your IP address

Sometimes you need to know your ip address in code. With the following snippet you can!

var hostName= new HostInformation(); var address = Dns.GetHostEntry(hostName).AddressList[0].ToString();