AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
Gets attributes for the specified queue. The following attributes are supported: Going forward, new attributes might be added. If you are writing code that calls this action, we recommend that you structure your code so that it can handle new attributes gracefully.Some API actions take lists of parameters. These lists are specified using the param.n notation. Values of n are integers starting from 1. For example, a parameter list with two elements looks like this:



Namespace: Amazon.SQS
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public virtual GetQueueAttributesResponse GetQueueAttributes(
         GetQueueAttributesRequest request


Type: Amazon.SQS.Model.GetQueueAttributesRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the GetQueueAttributes service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.SQS.Model.GetQueueAttributesResponse
The response from the GetQueueAttributes service method, as returned by SQS.


InvalidAttributeNameException The attribute referred to does not exist.


This example shows how to get queue attributes.

Get queue attributes example

var client = new AmazonSQSClient();

var request = new GetQueueAttributesRequest
  QueueUrl = "",
  AttributeNames = new List<string>() { "All" }

var response = client.GetQueueAttributes(request);

Console.WriteLine("Attributes for queue ARN '" + response.QueueARN + "':");
Console.WriteLine("  Approximate number of messages:" +
Console.WriteLine("  Approximate number of messages delayed: " +
Console.WriteLine("  Approximate number of messages not visible: " +
Console.WriteLine("  Queue created on: " + response.CreatedTimestamp);
Console.WriteLine("  Delay seconds: " + response.DelaySeconds);
Console.WriteLine("  Queue last modified on: " +
Console.WriteLine("  Maximum message size: " +
Console.WriteLine("  Message retention period: " +
Console.WriteLine("  Visibility timeout: " + response.VisibilityTimeout);
Console.WriteLine("  Policy: " + response.Policy);
Console.WriteLine("  Attributes:");

foreach (var attr in response.Attributes)
  Console.WriteLine("    " + attr.Key + ": " + attr.Value);

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5