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SourceSwitch.ShouldTrace Method

Determines if trace listeners should be called, based on the trace event type.

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

public bool ShouldTrace(
	TraceEventType eventType


Type: System.Diagnostics.TraceEventType
One of the TraceEventType values.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
True if the trace listeners should be called; otherwise, false.

This method is called by the Trace methods in the TraceSource class to determine whether listeners should be called to write a trace.


Application code should not call this method; it is intended to be called only by methods in the TraceSource class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.