XmlConfiguratorAttribute ClassApache log4net™ SDK Documentation
Assembly level attribute to configure the XmlConfigurator.
Inheritance Hierarchy


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

public class XmlConfiguratorAttribute : ConfiguratorAttribute

The XmlConfiguratorAttribute type exposes the following members.


Public methodXmlConfiguratorAttribute
Default constructor

Public propertyConfigFile
Gets or sets the filename of the configuration file.
Public propertyConfigFileExtension
Gets or sets the extension of the configuration file.
Public propertyTypeId
When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.
(Inherited from Attribute.)
Public propertyWatch
Gets or sets a value indicating whether to watch the configuration file.

Public methodCompareTo
Compare this instance to another ConfiguratorAttribute
(Inherited from ConfiguratorAttribute.)
Public methodConfigure
Configures the ILoggerRepository for the specified assembly.
(Overrides ConfiguratorAttributeConfigure(Assembly, ILoggerRepository).)
Public methodEquals
Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.
(Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalize
Allows an Object to attempt to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCode
Returns the hash code for this instance.
(Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetType
Gets the Type of the current instance.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttribute
When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.
(Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodMatch
When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.
(Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone
Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToString
Returns a String that represents the current Object.
(Inherited from Object.)

This attribute may only be used at the assembly scope and can only be used once per assembly.

Use this attribute to configure the XmlConfigurator without calling one of the [M:XmlConfigurator.Configure()] methods.

If neither of the ConfigFile or ConfigFileExtension properties are set the configuration is loaded from the application's .config file. If set the ConfigFile property takes priority over the ConfigFileExtension property. The ConfigFile property specifies a path to a file to load the config from. The path is relative to the application's base directory; BaseDirectory. The ConfigFileExtension property is used as a postfix to the assembly file name. The config file must be located in the application's base directory; BaseDirectory. For example in a console application setting the ConfigFileExtension to config has the same effect as not specifying the ConfigFile or ConfigFileExtension properties.

The Watch property can be set to cause the XmlConfigurator to watch the configuration file for changes.

Note Note

Log4net will only look for assembly level configuration attributes once. When using the log4net assembly level attributes to control the configuration of log4net you must ensure that the first call to any of the LoggerManager methods is made from the assembly with the configuration attributes.

If you cannot guarantee the order in which log4net calls will be made from different assemblies you must use programmatic configuration instead, i.e. call the [M:XmlConfigurator.Configure()] method directly.

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