Assembly: Microsoft.Synchronization.Data (in microsoft.synchronization.data.dll)
Tracing involves recording application operations, data, and metadata, and providing this information to a listener. A listener frequently writes trace information to a file, but could also handle the information in other ways. Sync Services includes tracing for the client and server synchronization providers. In distributed applications, tracing can be very important because it enables you to troubleshoot issues that might otherwise be difficult to discover.
Tracing in Sync Services is composed of the following components:
A tracing infrastructure that is based on the .NET Framework implementation of tracing, specifically the TraceListener class. The most important operations of the client and server providers are traced, and key metadata is provided to one or more listeners.
The SyncTracer object. This enables you to determine which level of tracing is enabled and to write messages to the trace output based on application events.
For more information, see How to: Trace the Synchronization Process.