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EventLogEntry.EntryType Property

Gets the event type of this entry.

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

public EventLogEntryType EntryType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Diagnostics.EventLogEntryType
The event type that is associated with the entry in the event log.

All event types have well-defined common data and can optionally include event-specific data. Each event is of a single type, which the application indicates when it reports the event. The Event Viewer uses the event type to determine which icon to display in the list view of the event log.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the EntryType property. In this example, a switch statement uses console input to search for event log entries for the specified EntryType. If a match is found, log entry source information is displayed at the console.


using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
   class MyEventlogClass
   {
      public static void Main()
      {
         String myEventType=null;
         // Associate the instance of 'EventLog' with local System Log.
         EventLog myEventLog = new EventLog("System", ".");
         Console.WriteLine("1:Error");
         Console.WriteLine("2:Information");
         Console.WriteLine("3:Warning");
         Console.WriteLine("Select the Event Type");
         int myOption=Convert.ToInt32(Console.ReadLine());
         switch(myOption)
         {
            case 1:  myEventType="Error";
                     break;
            case 2:  myEventType="Information";
                     break;
            case 3:  myEventType="Warning";
                     break;
            default: break;
         }

            EventLogEntryCollection myLogEntryCollection=myEventLog.Entries;
            int myCount =myLogEntryCollection.Count;
            // Iterate through all 'EventLogEntry' instances in 'EventLog'.
            for(int i=myCount-1;i>0;i--)
            {
               EventLogEntry myLogEntry = myLogEntryCollection[i];
               // Select the entry having desired EventType.
               if(myLogEntry.EntryType.ToString().Equals(myEventType))
               {
                  // Display Source of the event.
                  Console.WriteLine(myLogEntry.Source
                     +" was the source of last event of type "
                     +myLogEntry.EntryType);
                  return;
               }
            }

         }
   }


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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