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WebApplicationInformation Class

Provides information associated with health events.


Namespace:  System.Web.Management
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public sealed class WebApplicationInformation

The WebApplicationInformation type exposes the following members.

Public propertyApplicationDomainGets the current application domain name.
Public propertyApplicationPathGets the application physical path.
Public propertyApplicationVirtualPathGets the application logical path.
Public propertyMachineNameGets the application machine name.
Public propertyTrustLevelGets the application trust level.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFormatToStringFormats the application information.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringFormats event information for display purposes. (Overrides Object.ToString().)

ASP.NET health monitoring allows production and operations staff to manage deployed Web applications. The System.Web.Management namespace contains the health-event types responsible for packaging application health-status data and the provider types responsible for processing this data. It also contains supporting types that help during the management of health events.

Instances of the WebApplicationInformation class contain information that is obtained using any of the types derived from the WebManagementEvent type.

Your application needs the appropriate permissions to access protected information provided by this type.

The following is an excerpt of a configuration file you could use to enable ASP.NET to log error events that contain application information.

  enabled="true" heartBeatInterval="0">

       name="All Errors Default"
       eventName="All Errors"
       minInterval="00:01:00" />


In most cases you will be able to use the ASP.NET health-monitoring types as implemented, and you will control the health-monitoring system by specifying values in the healthMonitoring configuration section. You can also derive from the health-monitoring types to create your own custom events and providers. For an example of creating a custom event class, see the example provided in this topic.

The following code example has two parts. The first part is an excerpt of the configuration file that enables ASP.NET to use a custom event. The second shows how to create that custom event by using the WebApplicationInformation class.

Ensure that your custom event is raised at the proper time, that is, when the equivalent system health event it replaces would be raised.

  enabled="true" heartBeatInterval="0">

    <add name="SampleApplicationInformation" 
        type="SamplesAspNet.SampleWebApplicationInformation, webapplicationinformation, Version=1.0.1585.27289, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3648e5c763a8239f, processorArchitecture=MSIL"/> 

    <add name="Custom Application Information"


using System;
using System.Text;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Management;

namespace SamplesAspNet
    // Implements a custom WebBaseEvent that uses
    // WebApplicationInformation.
    public class SampleWebApplicationInformation :
        private StringBuilder eventInfo;

        // Instantiate SampleWebGet    
        public SampleWebApplicationInformation(string msg,
            object eventSource, int eventCode):
        base(msg, eventSource, eventCode)

            // Perform custom initialization.
            eventInfo = new StringBuilder();
                "Event created at: {0}",


        // Raises the event.
        public override void Raise()
            // Perform custom processing. 
            "Event raised at: {0}",

            // Raise the event.
        public string GetApplicationDomain()
            // Get the name of the application domain.
            return (string.Format(
                "Application domain: {0}",
        public string GetApplicationPath()
            // Get the name of the application  path.
            return (string.Format(
                "Application path: {0}",
        public string GetApplicationVirtualPath()
            // Get the name of the application virtual path.
            return (string.Format(
                "Application virtual path: {0}",
        public string GetApplicationMachineName()
            // Get the name of the application machine name.
            return (string.Format(
                "Application machine name: {0}",
        public string GetApplicationTrustLevel()
            // Get the name of the application trust level.
            return (string.Format(
                "Application trust level: {0}",
        //Formats Web request event information.
        public override void FormatCustomEventDetails(
            WebEventFormatter formatter)

            // Add custom data.
            "Custom Application Information:");
            formatter.IndentationLevel += 1;

            // Display the application information.
            formatter.IndentationLevel -= 1;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.