user2023861 user2023861 - 2 months ago 31
C# Question

How do I pass a dependency to a Serilog Enricher?

I'm using Serilog in my application for logging. When I'm configuring the logger, I have code like this:

var log = new LoggerConfiguration()
.Enrich.With<MySerilogEnricher>()
.ReadAppSettings()
.CreateLogger();


I want to inject some dependencies into my
MySerilogEnricher
class, but when I try, I get this compiler error:


error CS0310: 'SerilogEnricher' must be a non-abstract type with a
public parameterless constructor in order to use it as parameter
'TEnricher' in the generic type or method
'LoggerEnrichmentConfiguration.With()'


I understand why I'm getting this error, but I don't see an easy way around it. Ideally, there'd be a
WithInstance
call that I could use like this:

var instance = new MySerilogEnricher(myDependency);
var log = new LoggerConfiguration()
.Enrich.WithInstance<MySerilogEnricher>(instance)
.ReadAppSettings()
.CreateLogger();


Is there any way to pass a dependency to
MySerilogEnricher
? I could maybe have a class with MySerilogEnricher in it and pass the dependency to it in a property, but that seems messy.

Answer

You can use the .With() method without the generic to pass an instance of your enricher. So in your example, it would be:

var instance = new MySerilogEnricher(myDependency);
var log = new LoggerConfiguration()
    .Enrich.With(instance)
    .ReadAppSettings()
    .CreateLogger();