#2 Context not logging token

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2003-10-27
2003-10-27
Bob Conner
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I have the following code to set the username for
logging.

Context.CurrentContext.UserName =
m_strLogContextUser;

I have this token in my logging pattern.
{userName}

The userName is not being logged.

Am I missing a step, or is this a bug?

Thanks,

Bobio

Discussion

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    You have to set the IsContextEnabled property of the logger
    in order for it to add the context information to each logged
    event. This is enabled by default, as there's a little bit of
    overhead involved (nothing serious, believe me) and it also
    leads to more verbose XML at the default settings.

    If that doesn't work, please post your code: construction and
    configuration of the logger, and a sample call to Log().
    Thanks. -Jeff

     
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    Bob, sorry-- make that "is NOT enabled" by default.

    Here's the deal: I thought about putting a flag on the current
    context itself, indicating whether or not to always log context
    information for the thread, no matter what logger. But this
    would enable checking a LocalStoreDataSlot or something
    similar each time an event was logged, and I didn't want the
    extra overhead. Now I'm think that
    an 'IsContextEnabledByDefault' static property of Logger may
    be in order, so you could set it and forget it for the rest of
    your application's run. I will think about it.

    Jeff

     
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    Bob, I found it-- it is a bug, as you were thinking. This
    should be the only Context-related item not working. The
    issue is that when an immutable copy of the context is
    created and added to the event, the user name isn't copied
    over (everything else looks like it's successfully copied over, I
    just forgot to put in that single line). I'm sorry for the error.
    The code will be updated tonight (I can't do it from work). I
    will let you know. -Jeff

     
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  • Bob Conner
    Bob Conner
    2003-10-27

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    Cool, Thanks for the fast response.

    Bobio