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TextWriterTraceListener Constructor (TextWriter)

Initializes a new instance of the TextWriterTraceListener class using the specified writer as recipient of the tracing or debugging output.

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

public TextWriterTraceListener(
	TextWriter writer
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.IO.TextWriter

A TextWriter that receives the output from the TextWriterTraceListener.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The writer is null.

This constructor initializes the Name property to an empty string ("").

The following code example creates a TextWriterTraceListener using the TextWriterTraceListener(TextWriter) constructor. The example creates a StreamWriter, then references the StreamWriter when it creates the TextWriterTraceListener, which it then adds to the TraceListenerCollection. The example writes a message to all TraceListener objects in the TraceListenerCollection, then closes this TextWriterTraceListener.

#define TRACE

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Diagnostics;

public class TextWriterTraceListenerSample
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
        TextWriterTraceListener myTextListener = null;

        // Create a file for output named TestFile.txt.
        String myFileName = "TestFile.txt";
        StreamWriter myOutputWriter = new StreamWriter(myFileName, true);

        // Add a TextWriterTraceListener for the file.
        myTextListener = new TextWriterTraceListener(myOutputWriter);
        Trace.Listeners.Add(myTextListener);


        // Write trace output to all trace listeners.
        Trace.WriteLine(DateTime.Now.ToString() + " - Trace output");

        // Remove and close the file writer/trace listener.
        myTextListener.Flush();
        Trace.Listeners.Remove(myTextListener);
        myTextListener.Close();
    }
}

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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