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TraceSwitch.TraceError Property

Gets a value indicating whether the switch allows error-handling messages.

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

public bool TraceError { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Level property is set to TraceLevel.Error, TraceLevel.Warning, TraceLevel.Info, or TraceLevel.Verbose; otherwise, false.

You can use the TraceError, TraceWarning, TraceInfo, and TraceVerbose properties in conjunction with the Debug and Trace classes to emit all messages with a specified importance or greater. When the Level property is set to the highest importance, TraceLevel.Error, Error , only error-handling messages are emitted.

The following code example creates a new TraceSwitch and uses the switch to determine whether to emit error messages. The switch is created at the class level. MyMethod writes the first error message if the Level property is set to TraceLevel.Error or higher. However, MyMethod does not write the second error message if the Level is less than TraceLevel.Verbose.


//Class-level declaration.
 /* Create a TraceSwitch to use in the entire application.*/
 static TraceSwitch mySwitch = new TraceSwitch("General", "Entire Application");

 static public void MyMethod() {
    // Write the message if the TraceSwitch level is set to Error or higher.
    if(mySwitch.TraceError)
       Console.WriteLine("My error message.");

    // Write the message if the TraceSwitch level is set to Verbose.
    if(mySwitch.TraceVerbose)
       Console.WriteLine("My second error message.");
 }

 public static void Main(string[] args) {
    // Run the method that prints error messages based on the switch level.
    MyMethod();
 }
 


.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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