Event Log Monitor

VERY NEW to C# (coding in general)

I want to write an app (console or preferably a service) that will watch the event log for specific words in a Description, and react based upon that error.   For instance:

An event log is written to the Application Log with the word "Fiddler" in the description.  The app will then look back 5 minutes for any other events that may have been recorded (meeting the same criteria) plus look for an event that indicates that a specific service has been recycled....if true, do nothing.  If there are events and the service has not been recycled then recycle the service in question.

The last part just prevents a loop from occurring.  the events will happed when the service is recycled...that is the reasoning behind looking back 5 minutes.
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crokeefe28Asked:
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ppittleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
crokeefe28,

Take a look at this code example:

http://asp.dotnetheaven.com/howto/doc/LogMonitor.aspx

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crokeefe28Author Commented:
The example is VB.NET....I need C#.  Plus that only writes one new event to the console.
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Steve BinkCommented:
>>> The example is VB.NET....I need C#.  Plus that only writes one new event to the console.

I disagree.  The sample looks like C to me.  It's using C syntax ("string log;" instead of "Dim log as String"), and even has the label C# everywhere on the page.  In fact, the only reference I see to VB.NET at all is in the drop-down box at the top of the page to go to another section.

As far as writing one event to console, that's the example.  Look at it, understand it, then expand it according to your own needs.
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Bob LearnedCommented:
That web page lets you switch between languages like VB.NET, C#, and C++.
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crokeefe28Author Commented:
I did not see the area on the left to switch between VB and C#.  I will read a little further, but I was hoping to get a better understanding of the requirements to make it happen (being so new to this).
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Steve BinkCommented:
>>> That web page lets you switch between languages like VB.NET, C#, and C++.

LOL!  I get it now...  :)
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