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Detailed Description

queue. h

Receive an item from a queue. The item is received by copy so a buffer of adequate size must be provided. The number of bytes copied into the buffer was defined when the queue was created.

Successfully received items are removed from the queue.

This function must not be used in an interrupt service routine. See xQueueReceiveFromISR for an alternative that can.


  • xQueue The handle to the queue from which the item is to be received.
  • pvBuffer Pointer to the buffer into which the received item will be copied.
  • xTicksToWait The maximum amount of time the task should block waiting for an item to receive should the queue be empty at the time of the call. xQueueReceive() will return immediately if xTicksToWait is zero and the queue is empty. The time is defined in tick periods so the constant portTICK_PERIOD_MS should be used to convert to real time if this is required.


pdTRUE if an item was successfully received from the queue, otherwise pdFALSE.

Example usage: