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Display XML Format of a Custom View

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

Custom Views are named filters that you can reuse between sessions of Event Viewer. Like other event log filters, a custom view has an XML-based representation. After creating a custom view using the Event Viewer user interface, you can then display and examine the XML that represents the underlying query. This is a convenient way to learn about the XML syntax.

To display the XML format underlying a custom view

  1. Start Event Viewer.

  2. In the console tree, navigate to and select the custom view.

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties .

  4. On the properties dialog, click Edit Filter .

  5. In the Custom View Properties dialog box, click the XML tab. The XML query for the custom view appears in the text box.

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