BuildErrorEventArgs.ColumnNumber Property

Definition

Column number of interest in associated file.

public:
 property int ColumnNumber { int get(); };
public int ColumnNumber { get; }
member this.ColumnNumber : int
Public ReadOnly Property ColumnNumber As Integer

Property Value

Int32

The column number that corresponds to the beginning of the section of code that raised the event.

Examples

The following example shows how to write a basic logger that responds to build events.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Security;
using Microsoft.Build.Framework;
using Microsoft.Build.Utilities;

namespace MyLoggers
{
    // This logger will derive from the Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Logger class,
    // which provides it with getters and setters for Verbosity and Parameters,
    // and a default empty Shutdown() implementation.
    public class BasicFileLogger : Logger
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Initialize is guaranteed to be called by MSBuild at the start of the build
        /// before any events are raised.
        /// </summary>
        public override void Initialize(IEventSource eventSource)
        {
            // The name of the log file should be passed as the first item in the
            // "parameters" specification in the /logger switch.  It is required
            // to pass a log file to this logger. Other loggers may have zero or more than
            // one parameters.
            if (null == Parameters)
            {
                throw new LoggerException("Log file was not set.");
            }
            string[] parameters = Parameters.Split(';');
            
            string logFile = parameters[0];
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(logFile))
            {
                throw new LoggerException("Log file was not set.");
            }
            
            if (parameters.Length > 1)
            {
                throw new LoggerException("Too many parameters passed.");
            }
            
            try
            {
                // Open the file
                this.streamWriter = new StreamWriter(logFile);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                if
                (
                    ex is UnauthorizedAccessException
                    || ex is ArgumentNullException
                    || ex is PathTooLongException
                    || ex is DirectoryNotFoundException
                    || ex is NotSupportedException
                    || ex is ArgumentException
                    || ex is SecurityException
                    || ex is IOException
                )
                {
                    throw new LoggerException("Failed to create log file: " + ex.Message);
                }
                else
                {
                    // Unexpected failure
                    throw;
                }
            }

            // For brevity, we'll only register for certain event types. Loggers can also
            // register to handle TargetStarted/Finished and other events.
            eventSource.ProjectStarted += new ProjectStartedEventHandler(eventSource_ProjectStarted);
            eventSource.TaskStarted += new TaskStartedEventHandler(eventSource_TaskStarted);
            eventSource.MessageRaised += new BuildMessageEventHandler(eventSource_MessageRaised);
            eventSource.WarningRaised += new BuildWarningEventHandler(eventSource_WarningRaised);
            eventSource.ErrorRaised += new BuildErrorEventHandler(eventSource_ErrorRaised);
            eventSource.ProjectFinished += new ProjectFinishedEventHandler(eventSource_ProjectFinished);
        }

        void eventSource_ErrorRaised(object sender, BuildErrorEventArgs e)
        {
            // BuildErrorEventArgs adds LineNumber, ColumnNumber, File, amongst other parameters
            string line = String.Format(": ERROR {0}({1},{2}): ", e.File, e.LineNumber, e.ColumnNumber);
            WriteLineWithSenderAndMessage(line, e);
        }
        
        void eventSource_WarningRaised(object sender, BuildWarningEventArgs e)
        {
            // BuildWarningEventArgs adds LineNumber, ColumnNumber, File, amongst other parameters
            string line = String.Format(": Warning {0}({1},{2}): ", e.File, e.LineNumber, e.ColumnNumber);
            WriteLineWithSenderAndMessage(line, e);
        }

        void eventSource_MessageRaised(object sender, BuildMessageEventArgs e)
        {
            // BuildMessageEventArgs adds Importance to BuildEventArgs
            // Let's take account of the verbosity setting we've been passed in deciding whether to log the message
            if ((e.Importance == MessageImportance.High && IsVerbosityAtLeast(LoggerVerbosity.Minimal))
                || (e.Importance == MessageImportance.Normal && IsVerbosityAtLeast(LoggerVerbosity.Normal))
                || (e.Importance == MessageImportance.Low && IsVerbosityAtLeast(LoggerVerbosity.Detailed))				
                )
            {
                WriteLineWithSenderAndMessage(String.Empty, e);
            }
        }

        void eventSource_TaskStarted(object sender, TaskStartedEventArgs e)
        {
            // TaskStartedEventArgs adds ProjectFile, TaskFile, TaskName
            // To keep this log clean, this logger will ignore these events.
        }
        
        void eventSource_ProjectStarted(object sender, ProjectStartedEventArgs e)
        {
            // ProjectStartedEventArgs adds ProjectFile, TargetNames
            // Just the regular message string is good enough here, so just display that.
            WriteLine(String.Empty, e);
            indent++;
        }

        void eventSource_ProjectFinished(object sender, ProjectFinishedEventArgs e)
        {
            // The regular message string is good enough here too.
            indent--;
            WriteLine(String.Empty, e);
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Write a line to the log, adding the SenderName and Message
        /// (these parameters are on all MSBuild event argument objects)
        /// </summary>
        private void WriteLineWithSenderAndMessage(string line, BuildEventArgs e)
        {
            if (0 == String.Compare(e.SenderName, "MSBuild", true /*ignore case*/))
            {
                // Well, if the sender name is MSBuild, let's leave it out for prettiness
                WriteLine(line, e);
            }
            else
            {
                WriteLine(e.SenderName + ": " + line, e);
            }
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Just write a line to the log
        /// </summary>
        private void WriteLine(string line, BuildEventArgs e)
        {
            for (int i = indent; i > 0; i--)
            {
                streamWriter.Write("\t");
            }
            streamWriter.WriteLine(line + e.Message);
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Shutdown() is guaranteed to be called by MSBuild at the end of the build, after all
        /// events have been raised.
        /// </summary>
        public override void Shutdown()
        {
            // Done logging, let go of the file
            streamWriter.Close();
        }

        private StreamWriter streamWriter;
        private int indent;
    }
}

Applies to