AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch operation. Changes the visibility timeout of multiple messages. This is a batch version of ChangeMessageVisibility. The result of the action on each message is reported individually in the response. You can send up to 10 ChangeMessageVisibility requests with each ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch action.

Because the batch request can result in a combination of successful and unsuccessful actions, you should check for batch errors even when the call returns an HTTP status code of 200.

Some 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:



Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.SQS.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.SQS.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public class ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequest : AmazonSQSRequest

The ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequest()

Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available

Public Method ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequest(string, List<ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry>)

Instantiates ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequest with the parameterized properties


Public Property Entries System.Collections.Generic.List<Amazon.SQS.Model.ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry>

Gets and sets the property Entries.

A list of receipt handles of the messages for which the visibility timeout must be changed.

Public Property QueueUrl System.String

Gets and sets the property QueueUrl.

The URL of the Amazon SQS queue whose messages' visibility is changed.

Queue URLs are case-sensitive.


This example shows how to change message visibility in batch.

Batch change message visibility example

var client = new AmazonSQSClient();

var url = "";

// Receive messages.
var msgRequest = new ReceiveMessageRequest
  AttributeNames = new List() { "All" },
  QueueUrl = url

var msgResponse = client.ReceiveMessage(msgRequest);

// Change visibility timeout for each message.
if (msgResponse.Messages.Count > 0)
  var entries = new List();

  int numMessages = 0;

  foreach (var message in msgResponse.Messages)
    numMessages += 1;

    var entry = new ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequestEntry
      Id = "Entry" + numMessages.ToString(),
      ReceiptHandle = message.ReceiptHandle,
      VisibilityTimeout = (int)TimeSpan.FromMinutes(10).TotalSeconds


  var batRequest = new ChangeMessageVisibilityBatchRequest
    Entries = entries,
    QueueUrl = url

  var batResponse = client.ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch(batRequest);

  Console.WriteLine("Successes: " + batResponse.Successful.Count +
    ", Failures: " + batResponse.Failed.Count);

  if (batResponse.Successful.Count > 0)
    foreach (var success in batResponse.Successful)
      Console.WriteLine("  Success ID " + success.Id);

  if (batResponse.Failed.Count > 0)
    foreach (var fail in batResponse.Failed)
      Console.WriteLine("  Failure ID " + fail.Id + ":");
      Console.WriteLine("    Code: " + fail.Code);
      Console.WriteLine("    Message: " + fail.Message);
      Console.WriteLine("    Sender's fault?: " + fail.SenderFault);

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone