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Trace.AutoFlush Property

Gets or sets whether Flush should be called on the Listeners after every write.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
'Declaration
Public Shared Property AutoFlush As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if Flush is called on the Listeners after every write; otherwise, false.

The default is false.

Flushing the stream will not flush its underlying encoder unless you explicitly call Flush or Close. Setting AutoFlush to true means that data will be flushed from the buffer to the stream, but the encoder state will not be flushed. This allows the encoder to keep its state (partial characters) so that it can encode the next block of characters correctly. This scenario affects UTF8 and UTF7 where certain characters can only be encoded after the encoder receives the adjacent character or characters.

To set the AutoFlush and IndentSize for Trace, you can also edit the configuration file that corresponds to the name of your application. The configuration file should be formatted like the following example:

<configuration>
  <system.diagnostics>
    <trace autoflush="false" indentsize="3" />
  </system.diagnostics>
</configuration>

.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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