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CorrelationManager Class

Correlates traces that are part of a logical transaction.

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

public class CorrelationManager

Traces generated from a single logical operation can be tagged with an operation-unique identity, in order to distinguish them from traces from a different logical operation. For example, it may be useful to group correlated traces by ASP.NET request. The CorrelationManager class provides methods used to store a logical operation identity in a thread-bound context and automatically tag each trace event generated by the thread with the stored identity.

Logical operations can also be nested. The LogicalOperationStack property exposes the stack of nested logical operation identities. Each call to the StartLogicalOperation method pushes a new logical operation identity onto the stack. Each call to the StopLogicalOperation method pops a logical operation identity off the stack.

NoteNote:

Logical operation identities are objects, allowing the use of a type for a logical operation identity.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the CorrelationManager class by identifying the logical operation associated with a traced event. Two logical operations are started, one in the main thread and the other in a worker thread. An error event is logged in both logical operations.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Threading;

namespace CorrlationManager
{
    class Program
    {
        //private static TraceSource ts; 
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            TraceSource ts = new TraceSource("MyApp");
            int i = ts.Listeners.Add(new ConsoleTraceListener());
            ts.Listeners[i].TraceOutputOptions = TraceOptions.LogicalOperationStack;
            ts.Switch = new SourceSwitch("MyAPP", "Verbose");
            // Start the logical operation on the Main thread.
            Trace.CorrelationManager.StartLogicalOperation("MainThread");
            ts.TraceEvent(TraceEventType.Error, 1, "Trace an error event.");
            Thread t = new Thread(new ThreadStart(ThreadProc));
            // Start the worker thread.
            t.Start();
            // Give the worker thread a chance to execute.
            Thread.Sleep(1000);
            Trace.CorrelationManager.StopLogicalOperation();
        }
        public static void ThreadProc()
        {
            TraceSource ts = new TraceSource("MyApp");
            int i = ts.Listeners.Add(new ConsoleTraceListener());
            ts.Listeners[i].TraceOutputOptions = TraceOptions.LogicalOperationStack;
            ts.Switch = new SourceSwitch("MyAPP", "Verbose");
            // Add another logical operation.
            Trace.CorrelationManager.StartLogicalOperation("WorkerThread");
            ts.TraceEvent(TraceEventType.Error, 1, "Trace an error event.");
            Trace.CorrelationManager.StopLogicalOperation();
        }
    }
}
// This sample generates the following output: 
//MyApp Error: 1 : Trace an error event. 
//    LogicalOperationStack=MainThread 
//MyApp Error: 1 : Trace an error event. 
//    LogicalOperationStack=WorkerThread, MainThread

System.Object
  System.Diagnostics.CorrelationManager

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

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