Yury Pogrebnyak Yury Pogrebnyak - 29 days ago 9
C# Question

Writing logs to file

I have some troubles while writing logs from log4net to the file. I seem to do all as described in manual, but that does not work. Here is my logging.config file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
<configSections>
<section name="log4net" type="log4net.Config.Log4NetConfigurationSectionHandler, log4net" />
</configSections>
<log4net>
<appender name="FileAppender" type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender">
<file value="log.txt" />
<appendToFile value="true" />
<lockingModel type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender+MinimalLock" />
<layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout">
<conversionPattern value="%date [%thread] %-5level %message%newline" />
</layout>
</appender>
</log4net>
</configuration>


Please help with an example of configuration file which actually works.

Answer

You don't seem to have a <root> element that references your appender:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
  <configSections>
    <section name="log4net" type="log4net.Config.Log4NetConfigurationSectionHandler, log4net" />
  </configSections>

    <log4net>
      <appender name="RollingFileAppender" type="log4net.Appender.RollingFileAppender">
        <file value="log.txt" />
        <appendToFile value="true" />
        <rollingStyle value="Size" />
        <maxSizeRollBackups value="10" />
        <maximumFileSize value="250KB" />
        <staticLogFileName value="true" />
        <layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout">
          <conversionPattern value="%date [%thread] %-5level %logger [%property{NDC}] - %message%newline" />
        </layout>
      </appender>
      <root>
        <level value="INFO" />
        <appender-ref ref="RollingFileAppender" />
      </root>
    </log4net>
</configuration>