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EventLog Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the EventLog class. Does not associate the instance with any log.

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

public function EventLog()

Before calling WriteEntry, specify the Source property of the EventLog instance. If you are only reading Entries from the log, you can alternatively specify only the Log and MachineName properties.

NoteNote:

If you do not specify a MachineName, the local computer (".") is assumed.

The following table shows initial property values for an instance of EventLog.

Property

Initial Value

Source

An empty string ("").

Log

An empty string ("").

MachineName

The local computer (".").

The following example creates the source MySource if it does not already exist, and writes an entry to the event log MyNewLog.

NoteNote:

Starting with Windows Vista, you must run this application as an administrator.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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