Subclass this type to implement customized logging event filtering
For a list of all members of this type, see FilterSkeleton Members.
Public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are safe for multithreaded operations. Instance members are not guaranteed to be thread-safe.
Users should extend this class to implement customized logging event filtering. Note that Logger and AppenderSkeleton, the parent class of all standard appenders, have built-in filtering rules. It is suggested that you first use and understand the built-in rules before rushing to write your own custom filters.
This abstract class assumes and also imposes that filters be organized in a linear chain. The Decide method of each filter is called sequentially, in the order of their addition to the chain.
If the value Deny is returned, then the log event is dropped immediately without consulting with the remaining filters.
If the value Neutral is returned, then the next filter in the chain is consulted. If there are no more filters in the chain, then the log event is logged. Thus, in the presence of no filters, the default behavior is to log all logging events.
If the value Accept is returned, then the log event is logged without consulting the remaining filters.
The philosophy of log4net filters is largely inspired from the Linux ipchains.
Assembly: log4net (in log4net.dll)