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EventLogEntry.Category Property

Gets the text associated with the CategoryNumber property for this entry.

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

public string Category { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The application-specific category text.

ExceptionCondition
Exception

The space could not be allocated for one of the insertion strings associated with the category.

Each application (event source) can define its own numbered categories and the text strings to which they are mapped. The Event Viewer can use the category to filter events in the log.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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