Ice provides a file-based logger as well as Unix- and Windows-specific logger implementations. For .NET, the default Ice logger uses a
TraceListener and so can be customized at run time via configuration.
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The file-based logger is enabled via the
Ice.LogFile property. This logger is available for all supported languages and platforms.
You can activate a logger that logs via the Unix
syslog implementation by setting the
Ice.UseSyslog property. This logger is available in Ice for C++, Java, and C#, as well as for scripting languages based on Ice for C++.
On Windows, subclasses of
Ice::Service use the Windows application event log by default. The event log implementation is available for C++ applications.
The default logger in Ice for .NET writes its messages using the
System.Diagnostics.Trace facility. By default, the Ice run time registers a
ConsoleTraceListener that writes to
stderr. You can disable the logging of messages via this trace listener by setting the property
Ice.ConsoleListener to zero.
You can change the trace listener for your application via the application's configuration file. For example:
This configuration installs a trace listener that logs to the Windows event log using the source name
EventLogTraceListener creates a new event source if no match is found for the source name defined by
initializeData, and creating a new event source requires that you run the application with administrative privileges. Alternatively, you can create the event source in advance using an administrative tool. For more information, search MSDN for "EventLog Component".