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EventMetadata Class

Contains the metadata (properties and settings) for an event that is defined in an event provider.


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

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, MayLeakOnAbort = true)]
public sealed class EventMetadata

The EventMetadata type exposes the following members.

Public propertyDescriptionGets the description template associated with the event using the current thread locale for the description language.
Public propertyIdGets the identifier of the event that is defined in the event provider.
Public propertyKeywordsGets the keywords associated with the event that is defined in the even provider.
Public propertyLevelGets the level associated with the event that is defined in the event provider. The level defines the severity of the event.
Public propertyLogLinkGets a link to the event log that receives this event when the provider publishes this event.
Public propertyOpcodeGets the opcode associated with this event that is defined by an event provider. The opcode defines a numeric value that identifies the activity or a point within an activity that the application was performing when it raised the event.
Public propertyTaskGets the task associated with the event. A task identifies a portion of an application or a component that publishes an event.
Public propertyTemplateGets the template string for the event. Templates are used to describe data that is used by a provider when an event is published. Templates optionally specify XML that provides the structure of an event. The XML allows values that the event publisher provides to be inserted during the rendering of an event.
Public propertyVersionGets the version of the event that qualifies the event identifier.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

This class cannot be instantiated. A ProviderMetadata object defines a list of EventMetadata objects, one for each event defined by the provider.


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: MayLeakOnAbort. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later)

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.