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ServiceBase.AutoLog Property

Indicates whether to report Start, Stop, Pause, and Continue commands in the event log.

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

[ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SBAutoLog")]
public bool AutoLog { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to report information in the event log; otherwise, false.

Setting AutoLog to true instructs the service to use the Application event log to report command failures, as well as state change information for Start, Stop, Pause, and Continue events on the service. The name of the service is used as the log's EventLog.Source.

To report information to a custom event log rather than the Application log, set AutoLog to false and write instructions within the command-handling methods OnContinue, OnPause, or OnStop to post to the appropriate log.

NoteNote

The ServiceName, which supplies the source string for the event log, must be set before the service attempts to write to the event log. Trying to access the event log before the source name is set throws an exception.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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