ConsoleTraceListener Constructor (Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the ConsoleTraceListener class with an option to write trace output to the standard output stream or the standard error stream.

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

public ConsoleTraceListener(
	bool useErrorStream


Type: System.Boolean

true to write tracing and debugging output to the standard error stream; false to write tracing and debugging output to the standard output stream.

This constructor initializes a ConsoleTraceListener object to write messages to either the Console.Out or the Console.Error stream. Its Name property is initialized to an empty string ("").

The following code example initializes a ConsoleTraceListener object for the specified Console output stream and adds it to the trace listener collection. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ConsoleTraceListener class.

// Define a trace listener to direct trace output from this method 
// to the console.
ConsoleTraceListener consoleTracer;

// Check the command line arguments to determine which 
// console stream should be used for trace output. 
if ((CmdArgs.Length>0)&&(CmdArgs[0].ToString().ToLower().Equals("/stderr")))
    // Initialize the console trace listener to write 
    // trace output to the standard error stream.
    consoleTracer = new ConsoleTraceListener(true);
    // Initialize the console trace listener to write 
    // trace output to the standard output stream.
    consoleTracer = new ConsoleTraceListener();
// Set the name of the trace listener, which helps identify this  
// particular instance within the trace listener collection.
consoleTracer.Name = "mainConsoleTracer";

// Write the initial trace message to the console trace listener.
consoleTracer.WriteLine(DateTime.Now.ToString()+" ["+consoleTracer.Name+"] - Starting output to trace listener.");

// Add the new console trace listener to  
// the collection of trace listeners.

.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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