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EventLog.DeleteEventSource Method

Removes an application's event source registration from the event log.

Overload List

Removes the event source registration from the event log of the local computer.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Shared Sub DeleteEventSource(String)
[C#] public static void DeleteEventSource(string);
[C++] public: static void DeleteEventSource(String*);
[JScript] public static function DeleteEventSource(String);

Removes the application's event source registration from the specified computer.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Shared Sub DeleteEventSource(String, String)
[C#] public static void DeleteEventSource(string, string);
[C++] public: static void DeleteEventSource(String*, String*);
[JScript] public static function DeleteEventSource(String, String);


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example deletes a source from the specified computer. The example determines the log from its source, and then deletes the log.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] Note   More than one source might write to an event log. Before deleting a custom log, make sure there are no other sources writing to that log.
[Visual Basic, C#, C++] Note   This example shows how to use one of the overloaded versions of DeleteEventSource. For other examples that might be available, see the individual overload topics.
[Visual Basic] 
Option Explicit
Option Strict

Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.Threading

Class MySample
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim logName As String
        If EventLog.SourceExists("MyOldSource", "myServer") Then
            logName = EventLog.LogNameFromSourceName("MyOldSource", "myServer")
            EventLog.DeleteEventSource("MyOldSource", "myServer")
            EventLog.Delete(logName, "myServer")
            Console.WriteLine((logName & " deleted."))
        End If
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'MySample

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Threading;
class MySample{

    public static void Main(){

        string logName;
        if(EventLog.SourceExists("MyOldSource", "myServer")){
            logName = EventLog.LogNameFromSourceName("MyOldSource", "myServer");
            EventLog.DeleteEventSource("MyOldSource", "myServer");
            EventLog.Delete(logName, "myServer");
            Console.WriteLine(logName + " deleted.");     

#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;
using namespace System::Threading;

int main(){

    String* logName;

    if(EventLog::SourceExists(S"MyOldSource", S"myServer")){
        logName = EventLog::LogNameFromSourceName(S"MyOldSource", S"myServer");
        EventLog::DeleteEventSource(S"MyOldSource", S"myServer");
        EventLog::Delete(logName, S"myServer");

        Console::WriteLine(S"{0} deleted.", logName);     

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

See Also

EventLog Class | EventLog Members | System.Diagnostics Namespace