Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Writing to the Event Viewer on Windows

Posted on 2006-06-16
11
1,199 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hey guys,

Could someone please details the steps involved in writing to the Event Viewer from a java application

Cheers,
Una
0
Comment
Question by:mcgettiu
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
11 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Mayank S
ID: 16921022
You will probably need to use native code for that. Write a C++ function to do that and call it from Java using JNI:

http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/Programming/JDCBook/jni.html (JNI tutorial)
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Mayank S
ID: 16921041
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Mayank S
ID: 16921046
This is an article which details the steps to do it using JNI:

http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-09-2001/jw-0928-ntmessages.html
0
Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:DeanHorak
ID: 16921210
mayankeagle is correct, you'll need to create a C++ function and call it using JNI.

To write to the event log (and be able to view it in the event viewer), you'll need to use the System::Diagnostics::EventLog class.

i.e.

System::Diagnostics::EventLog* log = new System::Diagnostics::EventLog();
log->Source= S"MyAppName";
log->WriteEntry(S"My Log Message",System::Diagnostics::EventLogEntryType::Information); // Can be Information,Warning or Error

Hope this helps...
0
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
CEHJ earned 300 total points
ID: 16922388
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:DeanHorak
ID: 16923195
Nice one CEHJ...

mcgettiu - CEHJ's suggestion is definitely the way to go on this one
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Jim Cakalic
ID: 16926822
Thanks. As one of the authors of NTEventLogAppender I always feel the most satisfaction when others appreciate my work. I CEHJ hadn't beat me (welcome back BTW) that was going to be my response also.
:-)
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Mayank S
ID: 16929695
>> As one of the authors of NTEventLogAppender

That's great~!
0
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:CEHJ
ID: 16929737
>>welcome back BTW

Thanks Jim
0
 

Author Comment

by:mcgettiu
ID: 16934209
Hi guys,

Thanks for all the responses....it will take me a few days to go through the stuff and allocated points fairly....

But thanks again
mcgettiu
0
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:CEHJ
ID: 16934287
:-)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
javap bin 2 40
Java: How do I open the default windows program for a given file type 3 39
JavaFX TableView not displaying correctly 3 55
Problem to Alipay 10 42
An old method to applying the Singleton pattern in your Java code is to check if a static instance, defined in the same class that needs to be instantiated once and only once, is null and then create a new instance; otherwise, the pre-existing insta…
Java functions are among the best things for programmers to work with as Java sites can be very easy to read and prepare. Java especially simplifies many processes in the coding industry as it helps integrate many forms of technology and different d…
Viewers learn how to read error messages and identify possible mistakes that could cause hours of frustration. Coding is as much about debugging your code as it is about writing it. Define Error Message: Line Numbers: Type of Error: Break Down…
Viewers will learn one way to get user input in Java. Introduce the Scanner object: Declare the variable that stores the user input: An example prompting the user for input: Methods you need to invoke in order to properly get  user input:

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question