EventLogEntry.Message Property

Gets the localized message associated with this event entry.

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

public string Message { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_Message ()

public function get Message () : String

Property Value

The formatted, localized text for the message. This includes associated replacement strings.

Exception typeCondition


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

Getting this property opens the registry to determine the file name of the .dll file that contains the localized text. If you receive a registry error when testing your source code, verify that the .dll file exists on the computer. If insertion strings are included in the message, catch errors in their allocation.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
class MySample{

    public static void Main(){

        EventLog myLog = new EventLog();
        myLog.Log = "MyNewLog";                      
        foreach(EventLogEntry entry in myLog.Entries){
            Console.WriteLine("\tEntry: " + entry.Message);

import System.*;
import System.Diagnostics.*;
import System.Collections.*;

class MySample
    public static void main(String[] args)
        EventLog myLog = new EventLog();
        EventLogEntry entry;
        IEnumerator objEnum = myLog.get_Entries().GetEnumerator();
        while (objEnum.MoveNext()) {
            entry = (EventLogEntry)objEnum.get_Current();
            Console.WriteLine("\tEntry: " + entry.get_Message());
    } //main
} //MySample

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0