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EventLogEntry Class

Encapsulates a single record in the event log. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
public sealed class EventLogEntry : Component, 
	ISerializable

You usually will not create instances of EventLogEntry directly when working with the EventLog class. The Entries member of the EventLog class contains a collection of EventLogEntry instances, which you iterate over when reading by using the EventLogEntryCollection.Item class index member.

Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: Event logs are not supported on Windows 98 or Windows Millennium.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the EventLogEntry class. In this example, a switch statement uses console input to search for event log entries for the specified event type. If a match is found, log entry source information is displayed at the console.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
   class MyEventlogClass
   {
      public static void Main()
      {
         String myEventType=null;
         // Associate the instance of 'EventLog' with local System Log.
         EventLog myEventLog = new EventLog("System", ".");
         Console.WriteLine("1:Error");
         Console.WriteLine("2:Information");
         Console.WriteLine("3:Warning");
         Console.WriteLine("Select the Event Type");
         int myOption=Convert.ToInt32(Console.ReadLine());
         switch(myOption)
         {
            case 1:  myEventType="Error";
                     break;
            case 2:  myEventType="Information";
                     break;
            case 3:  myEventType="Warning";
                     break;
            default: break;
         }

            EventLogEntryCollection myLogEntryCollection=myEventLog.Entries;
            int myCount =myLogEntryCollection.Count;
            // Iterate through all 'EventLogEntry' instances in 'EventLog'. 
            for(int i=myCount-1;i>0;i--)
            {
               EventLogEntry myLogEntry = myLogEntryCollection[i];
               // Select the entry having desired EventType. 
               if(myLogEntry.EntryType.ToString().Equals(myEventType))
               {
                  // Display Source of the event.
                  Console.WriteLine(myLogEntry.Source
                     +" was the source of last event of type "
                     +myLogEntry.EntryType);
                  return;
               }
            }

         }
   }

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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