EventLog.Exists Method (String)
Determines whether the log exists on the local computer.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
The name of the log to search for. Possible values include: Application, Security, System, other application-specific logs (such as those associated with Active Directory), or any custom log on the computer.
Return ValueType: System.Boolean
true if the log exists on the local computer; otherwise, false.
Use this method to determine if a log exists on the local computer. If you want to determine whether a source exists on the local computer, use SourceExists.
Because this method accesses the registry, you must have the appropriate registry permissions on the local computer; otherwise, the query returns false.
Because you cannot give a new log the name of an existing log on the same computer, use this method before creating a new log to determine if the specified logName already exists on the local computer. The logName parameter is not case sensitive.
EventLog to call .is a static method, so it can be called on the class itself. It is not necessary to create an instance of
Available since 1.1