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EventLog.RegisterDisplayName Method

Specifies the localized name of the event log, which is displayed in the server Event Viewer.

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

[<ComVisibleAttribute(false)>]
member RegisterDisplayName : 
        resourceFile:string * 
        resourceId:int64 -> unit

Parameters

resourceFile
Type: System.String

The fully specified path to a localized resource file.

resourceId
Type: System.Int64

The resource identifier that indexes a localized string within the resource file.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The Log value is not a valid log name.

- or -

The registry key for the event log could not be opened on the target computer.

ArgumentNullException

resourceFile is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Use RegisterDisplayName to register and display a localized name in the Event Viewer for custom event logs.

The specified resource identifier must correspond to a localized string defined in the resource file. The Event Viewer displays the custom event log name using the localized string and the current culture settings. For example, you can define multiple event log names localized for different cultures in your resource file. The Event Viewer displays the localized string corresponding to the culture settings of the current user.

If the Event Viewer cannot load the localized string from the resource file, or if no display name was registered for the event log, then the Event Viewer displays the event log name defined in Log.

NoteNote

You do not need to register a display name for the pre-defined event logs. The operating system registers the localized display names for the Application, System, and Security event logs.

The following example determines whether the event source named SampleApplicationSource is registered on the local computer. If the event source does not exist, the example sets the message resource file for the source and creates the new event source. Finally, the example sets the localized display name for the event log, using the resource identifier value in DisplayNameMsgId and the resource file path in messageFile.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

The example uses the following message text file, built into the resource library EventLogMsgs.dll. A message text file is the source from which the message resource file is created. The message text file defines the resource identifiers and text for the category, event message, and parameter insertion strings. Specifically, resource identifier 5001 is defined for the localized name of the event log.

; // EventLogMsgs.mc
; // ********************************************************

; // Use the following commands to build this file:

; //   mc -s EventLogMsgs.mc
; //   rc EventLogMsgs.rc
; //   link /DLL /SUBSYSTEM:WINDOWS /NOENTRY /MACHINE:x86 EventLogMsgs.Res 
; // ********************************************************

; // - Event categories -
; // Categories must be numbered consecutively starting at 1.
; // ********************************************************

MessageId=0x1
Severity=Success
SymbolicName=INSTALL_CATEGORY
Language=English
Installation
.

MessageId=0x2
Severity=Success
SymbolicName=QUERY_CATEGORY
Language=English
Database Query
.

MessageId=0x3
Severity=Success
SymbolicName=REFRESH_CATEGORY
Language=English
Data Refresh
.

; // - Event messages -
; // *********************************

MessageId = 1000
Severity = Success
Facility = Application
SymbolicName = AUDIT_SUCCESS_MESSAGE_ID_1000
Language=English
My application message text, in English, for message id 1000, called from %1.
.

MessageId = 1001
Severity = Warning
Facility = Application
SymbolicName = AUDIT_FAILED_MESSAGE_ID_1001
Language=English
My application message text, in English, for message id 1001, called from %1.
.


MessageId = 1002
Severity = Success
Facility = Application
SymbolicName = GENERIC_INFO_MESSAGE_ID_1002
Language=English
My generic information message in English, for message id 1002.
.


MessageId = 1003
Severity = Warning
Facility = Application
SymbolicName = GENERIC_WARNING_MESSAGE_ID_1003
Language=English
My generic warning message in English, for message id 1003, called from %1.
.


MessageId = 1004
Severity = Success
Facility = Application
SymbolicName = UPDATE_CYCLE_COMPLETE_MESSAGE_ID_1004
Language=English
The update cycle is complete for %%5002.
.


MessageId = 1005
Severity = Warning
Facility = Application
SymbolicName = SERVER_CONNECTION_DOWN_MESSAGE_ID_1005
Language=English
The refresh operation did not complete because the connection to server %1 could not be established.
.


; // - Event log display name -
; // ********************************************************


MessageId = 5001
Severity = Success
Facility = Application
SymbolicName = EVENT_LOG_DISPLAY_NAME_MSGID
Language=English
Sample Event Log
.



; // - Event message parameters -
; //   Language independent insertion strings
; // ********************************************************


MessageId = 5002
Severity = Success
Facility = Application
SymbolicName = EVENT_LOG_SERVICE_NAME_MSGID
Language=English
SVC_UPDATE.EXE
.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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