Logging Library

Hi guys!

I need to write a logging module (dll) that handles logging for my executable projects any tips where to start.

I like to log exceptions and custom messages
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SRigneyCommented:
The standard System.Diagnostics.Debug functionality is very robust as well.  You may not even need to include log4net.
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Gyanendra SinghArchitectCommented:
if you want to create your own logger refer this

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vb/ErrorsAndEventsExample.aspx

else go fro Log4net as suggested by emoreau or use Logging and Instrumentation Application Block ( provided by microsoft)

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/architecture/GetStartedLoggingBlock.aspx

for log4net
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/aspnet/log4net.aspx
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AWestEngAuthor Commented:
But I need it for a Vb.Net exe file, this seems to be to a web application ?
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AWestEngAuthor Commented:
and there are now examples for windows .Net applications
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AWestEngAuthor Commented:
thx guys for the examples.
log4net seems a  bit complex in my case, I must write my own one in this projects  so any other more "easier/smaller" examples?
 
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SRigneyCommented:
Using System.Diagnostics.Debug you can use the build in trace functionality.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zd83saa2(VS.80).aspx


The trace listener can be hard coded or configured in a config file.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.diagnostics.tracelistener.aspx

If you are building your own class because you want to that's one thing.   But the built in version is the most simple with Log4net being only very slightly more complicated.   And both will be more simple than writing your own error handling around writing to files or whatever alternative output method you decide to use.
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Gyanendra SinghArchitectCommented:
refer this .. copy that class and use in your project and just pass the require information to that class thats it

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vb/ErrorsAndEventsExample.aspx
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