TextWriterTraceListener.TextWriterTraceListener(Stream) Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the TextWriterTraceListener class, using the stream as the recipient of the debugging and tracing output.

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

Public Sub New ( _
	stream As Stream _
Dim stream As Stream

Dim instance As New TextWriterTraceListener(stream)
public TextWriterTraceListener (
	Stream stream
public function TextWriterTraceListener (
	stream : Stream
Not applicable.



A Stream that represents the stream the TextWriterTraceListener writes to.

Exception typeCondition


The stream is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

This constructor initializes the Name property to an empty string ("").

The following code example creates a TextWriterTraceListener using the TextWriterTraceListener(Stream) constructor and adds it to the TraceListenerCollection. The example then writes two messages to this TextWriterTraceListener, and writes a message to all TraceListener objects in the TraceListenerCollection. Finally, it flushes and closes the TextWriterTraceListener.

Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.IO
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module TWTLConStreamMod

    ' args(0) is the specification of the trace log file.
    Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)

        ' Verify that a parameter was entered.
        If args.Length = 0 Then
            Console.WriteLine("Enter a trace file specification.")

            ' Create a stream object.
            Dim traceStream As FileStream
                traceStream = New FileStream( _
                    args(0), FileMode.Append, FileAccess.Write)
            Catch ex As Exception
                Console.WriteLine( _
                    "Error creating FileStream for trace file ""{0}"":" & _
                    vbCrLf & "{1}", args(0), ex.Message)
            End Try

            ' Create a TextWriterTraceListener object that takes a stream.
            Dim textListener As TextWriterTraceListener
            textListener = New TextWriterTraceListener(traceStream)

            ' Write these messages only to this TextWriterTraceListener.
            textListener.WriteLine( _
                "This is trace listener named """ & textListener.Name & """")
            textListener.WriteLine( _
                "Trace written through a stream to: " & _
                vbCrLf & "    """ & args(0) & """")

            ' Write a message to all trace listeners.
            Trace.WriteLine(String.Format( _
                "This trace message written {0} to all listeners.", Now))

            ' Flush and close the output.
        End If
    End Sub
End Module

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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