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EventLogEntry.Category Property

Gets the text associated with the CategoryNumber property for this entry.

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

public string Category { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_Category ()

public function get Category () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The application-specific category text.

Exception typeCondition


The space could not be allocated for one of the insertion strings associated with the category.

Each application (event source) can define its own numbered categories and the text strings to which they are mapped. The Event Viewer can use the category to filter events in the log.

Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0