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ServiceBase.AutoLog Property

Indicates whether to report Start, Stop, Pause, and Continue commands in the event log.

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

[ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SBAutoLog")]
public bool AutoLog { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to report information in the event log; otherwise, false.

Setting AutoLog to true instructs the service to use the Application event log to report command failures, as well as state change information for Start, Stop, Pause, and Continue events on the service. The name of the service is used as the log's EventLog.Source.

To report information to a custom event log rather than the Application log, set AutoLog to false and write instructions within the command-handling methods OnContinue, OnPause, or OnStop to post to the appropriate log.

NoteNote:

The ServiceName, which supplies the source string for the event log, must be set before the service attempts to write to the event log. Trying to access the event log before the source name is set throws an exception.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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