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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.

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, 1.1, 1.0

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