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EventLogMode Enumeration

Determines the behavior for the event log service handles an event log when the log reaches its maximum allowed size (when the event log is full).

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

public enum EventLogMode

Member nameDescription
CircularNew events continue to be stored when the log file is full. Each new incoming event replaces the oldest event in the log.
AutoBackupArchive the log when full, do not overwrite events. The log is automatically archived when necessary. No events are overwritten.
RetainDo not overwrite events. Clear the log manually rather than automatically.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

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