Logging

I have a file watcher service which copies files to a specified directory, I want to log each file that is copied. I was going to do this via XML, however a text file may be more appropriate. The file may be used in the future to search for specific files, which way is generally regarded as best? Are there any good examples of this type of logging?
rocky050371Asked:
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Nandakumar SakthivelConnect With a Mentor Technology LeadCommented:
Hi,
  i think you can use xml file.so that you can convert it to a dataset and show the user whenever needed
  for more info abt usiing xml file you can see
     http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/VB_DOT_NET/Q_21888917.html

Thanks,
Nanda
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cubixSoftwareCommented:
Hi

I have had to make these decisions before in various products I have developed and have found the best method is to write out to a database. However if that was not an option I started down the text file road but very quickly moved across to XML as a more flexible option.

Things to remember will be

1. One log file or many log files to try to keep the file size down
2. Think about speed of throughput and you might want to open a second thread to process the logging as efficiently as possible


HTH
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