How to use log4net in Asp.net core 2.0

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I configure log4net in my asp.net core 2.0 application as mentioned in this article LINK

program.cs

public static void Main(string[] args)
{
    var logRepository = LogManager.GetRepository(Assembly.GetEntryAssembly());
    XmlConfigurator.Configure(logRepository, new FileInfo("log4net.config"));

    BuildWebHost(args).Run();
}

HomeController

public class HomeController : Controller
{
    private static readonly log4net.ILog log = log4net.LogManager.GetLogger(typeof(HomeController));

    public IActionResult Error()
    {
        log.Info("Hello logging world!");
        return View(new ErrorViewModel { RequestId = Activity.Current?.Id ?? HttpContext.TraceIdentifier });
    }
}

log4net.config

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
  <log4net>
    <root>
      <level value="ALL" />
      <appender-ref ref="RollingFile" />
    </root>
    <appender name="RollingFile" type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender">
      <file value="?C:\Temp\app.log" /> 
      <layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout">
        <conversionPattern value="%-5p %d{hh:mm:ss} %message%newline" />
      </layout>
    </appender>
  </log4net>
</configuration>

Unlucky!, I didn't see any file generated in ?C:\Temp\app.log directory. What would be the mistake? how to configure log4net for asp.net core 2.0?

This question is tagged with c# asp.net log4net asp.net-core-2.0 log4net-configuration

~ Asked on 2017-09-12 06:41:55

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39

I am successfully able to log a file using the following code

public static void Main(string[] args)
{
    XmlDocument log4netConfig = new XmlDocument();
    log4netConfig.Load(File.OpenRead("log4net.config"));
    var repo = log4net.LogManager.CreateRepository(Assembly.GetEntryAssembly(),
               typeof(log4net.Repository.Hierarchy.Hierarchy));
    log4net.Config.XmlConfigurator.Configure(repo, log4netConfig["log4net"]);

    BuildWebHost(args).Run();
}

log4net.config in website root

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<log4net>
  <appender name="RollingLogFileAppender" type="log4net.Appender.RollingFileAppender">
    <lockingModel type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender+MinimalLock"/>
    <file value="C:\Temp\" />
    <datePattern value="yyyy-MM-dd.'txt'"/>
    <staticLogFileName value="false"/>
    <appendToFile value="true"/>
    <rollingStyle value="Date"/>
    <maxSizeRollBackups value="100"/>
    <maximumFileSize value="15MB"/>
    <layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout">
      <conversionPattern value="%date [%thread] %-5level App  %newline %message %newline %newline"/>
    </layout>
  </appender>
    <root>
      <level value="ALL"/>
      <appender-ref ref="RollingLogFileAppender"/>
    </root>
</log4net>

~ Answered on 2017-10-18 07:51:34


80

There is a third-party log4net adapter for the ASP.NET Core logging interface.

Only thing you need to do is pass the ILoggerFactory to your Startup class, then call

loggerFactory.AddLog4Net();

and have a config in place. So you don't have to write any boiler-plate code.

More info here

~ Answered on 2018-06-01 10:17:52


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