DOMConfiguratorConfigure Method (FileInfo)Apache log4net™ SDK Documentation

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Configures log4net using the specified configuration file.

Namespace: log4net.Config
Assembly: log4net (in log4net.dll) Version: 4.0

[ObsoleteAttribute("Use XmlConfigurator.Configure instead of DOMConfigurator.Configure")]
public static void Configure(
	FileInfo configFile


Type: System.IOFileInfo
The XML file to load the configuration from.

DOMConfigurator is obsolete. Use XmlConfigurator instead of DOMConfigurator.

The configuration file must be valid XML. It must contain at least one element called log4net that holds the log4net configuration data.

The log4net configuration file can possible be specified in the application's configuration file (either MyAppName.exe.config for a normal application on Web.config for an ASP.NET application).


The following example configures log4net using a configuration file, of which the location is stored in the application's configuration file :
using log4net.Config;
using System.IO;
using System.Configuration;


DOMConfigurator.Configure(new FileInfo(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["log4net-config-file"]));

In the .config file, the path to the log4net can be specified like this :

<configuration><appSettings><add key="log4net-config-file" value="log.config" /></appSettings></configuration>
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