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SourceSwitch.ShouldTrace Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

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
public boolean ShouldTrace (
	TraceEventType eventType
public function ShouldTrace (
	eventType : TraceEventType
) : boolean



One of the TraceEventType values.

Return Value

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.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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