Occurs when an entry is written to an event log on the local computer.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
To get event notifications, you must set EnableRaisingEvents to true. You can only receive event notifications when entries are written on the local computer. You cannot receive notifications for entries written on remote computers.
When you create an Handling and Raising Events.delegate, you identify the method that will handle the event. To associate the event with your event handler, add an instance of the delegate to the event. The event handler is called whenever the event occurs, until you remove the delegate. For more information about handling events with delegates, see
The system responds to WriteEntry only if the last write event occurred at least six seconds previously. This implies you will only receive one event notification within a six-second interval, even if more than one event log change occurs. If you insert a sufficiently long sleep interval (around 10 seconds) between calls to WriteEntry, you are less likely to miss an event. However, if write events occur more frequently, you might not recieve the event notification until the next interval. Typically, missed event notifications are not lost, but delayed.
The following example handles an entry written event.
Option Explicit On Option Strict On Imports System Imports System.Diagnostics Imports System.Threading Class MySample ' This member is used to wait for events. Private Shared signal As AutoResetEvent Public Shared Sub Main() signal = New AutoResetEvent(False) Dim myNewLog As New EventLog("Application", ".", "testEventLogEvent") AddHandler myNewLog.EntryWritten, AddressOf MyOnEntryWritten myNewLog.EnableRaisingEvents = True myNewLog.WriteEntry("Test message", EventLogEntryType.Information) signal.WaitOne() End Sub ' Main Public Shared Sub MyOnEntryWritten(ByVal [source] As Object, ByVal e As EntryWrittenEventArgs) Console.WriteLine("In event handler") signal.Set() End Sub ' MyOnEntryWritten End Class ' MySample
Available since 1.1