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OpenEventLog /RegisterEventSource

Posted on 2001-07-21
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Hi Folks,

what's the difference between these two functions?
OpenEventLog()/RegisterEventSource() - they both require the same arguments, return the same info, seem to be used for the same purpose.

when should i use one and not the other?

thanks and regards,

Mike.

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>>when should i use one and not the other?

They both serve different purposes - 'RegisterEventSource()' is used when reporting an event:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/debug/hh/winbase/eventlog_969g.asp

"After you have added a source name to the registry, use the RegisterEventSource function to get a handle to the Application event log. The following example obtains the handle and then adds an event to the log using the ReportEvent function."

Whereas 'OpenEventLog()' is used for reading the event log:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/debug/hh/winbase/eventlog_2u93.asp
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ok,

that seems sensible enough.  if only the devstudio online docs made it that clear! ;-)

thanks and regards.
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