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Trace.Close Method

Flushes the output buffer, and then closes the Listeners.

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

[ConditionalAttribute("TRACE")] 
public static void Close ()
/** @attribute ConditionalAttribute("TRACE") */ 
public static void Close ()
ConditionalAttribute("TRACE") 
public static function Close ()
Not applicable.

Use this method when the output is going to a file, such as to the TextWriterTraceListener.

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.

The following example creates a TextWriterTraceListener named myTextListener. myTextListener uses a StreamWriter called myOutputWriter to write to a file named TestFile.txt. The example creates the file, stream and text writer, writes one line of text to the file, and then flushes and closes the output.

// Specify /d:TRACE when compiling.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Diagnostics;

class Test
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // Create a file for output named TestFile.txt.
        using (FileStream myFileStream = 
            new FileStream("TestFile.txt", FileMode.Append))
        {
            // Create a new text writer using the output stream 
            // and add it to the trace listeners.
            TextWriterTraceListener myTextListener = 
                new TextWriterTraceListener(myFileStream);
            Trace.Listeners.Add(myTextListener);
          
            // Write output to the file.
            Trace.WriteLine("Test output");
         
            // Flush and close the output stream.
            Trace.Flush();
            Trace.Close();
        }
    }
}

// Specify /d:TRACE when compiling.

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Diagnostics.*;

class Test
{
    public static void main()
    {
        // Create a file for output named TestFile.txt.
        FileStream myFileStream = 
            new FileStream("TestFile.txt", FileMode.Append);
            
        // Create a new text writer using the output stream 
        // and add it to the trace listeners.
        TextWriterTraceListener myTextListener = 
            new TextWriterTraceListener(myFileStream);
        Trace.get_Listeners().Add(myTextListener);
      
        // Write output to the file.
        Trace.WriteLine("Test output");
     
        // Flush and close the output stream.
        Trace.Flush();
        Trace.Close();
    }
}

// Specify /d:TRACE when compiling.

import System
import System.Diagnostics
import System.IO

@if(@TRACE)
// Create a file for output named TestFile.txt.
var myFileStream : FileStream = 
   new FileStream("TestFile.txt", FileMode.Append)

// Create a new text writer using the output stream 
// and add it to the trace listeners. 
var myTextListener : TextWriterTraceListener = 
   new TextWriterTraceListener(myFileStream);
Trace.Listeners.Add(myTextListener)

// Write output to the file.
Trace.WriteLine("Test output")

// Flush and close the output stream.
Trace.Flush()
Trace.Close()
@end

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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