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Writing to the Event Viewer on Windows

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Hey guys,

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

Cheers,
Una
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by:Mayank S
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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)
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by:Mayank S
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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
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by:DeanHorak
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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...
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by:DeanHorak
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Nice one CEHJ...

mcgettiu - CEHJ's suggestion is definitely the way to go on this one
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by:Jim Cakalic
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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.
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by:Mayank S
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>> As one of the authors of NTEventLogAppender

That's great~!
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by:CEHJ
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>>welcome back BTW

Thanks Jim
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by:mcgettiu
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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
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:-)
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