EventSourceCreationData.MachineName Property

Definition

Gets or sets the name of the computer on which to register the event source.

public:
 property System::String ^ MachineName { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string MachineName { get; set; }
member this.MachineName : string with get, set
Public Property MachineName As String

Property Value

The name of the system on which to register the event source. The default is the local computer (".").

Exceptions

The computer name is invalid.

Examples

The following code example sets the configuration properties for an event source from command-line arguments. The input arguments specify the event source name, event log name, computer name, and event message resource file. This example is part of a larger example provided for the EventSourceCreationData class.

EventSourceCreationData ^ mySourceData = gcnew EventSourceCreationData( "","" );
bool registerSource = true;

// Process input parameters.
if ( args->Length > 1 )
{
   
   // Require at least the source name.
   mySourceData->Source = args[ 1 ];
   if ( args->Length > 2 )
   {
      mySourceData->LogName = args[ 2 ];
   }

   if ( args->Length > 3 )
   {
      mySourceData->MachineName = args[ 3 ];
   }

   if ( (args->Length > 4) && (args[ 4 ]->Length > 0) )
   {
      mySourceData->MessageResourceFile = args[ 4 ];
   }
}
else
{
   
   // Display a syntax help message.
   Console::WriteLine( "Input:" );
   Console::WriteLine( " source [event log] [machine name] [resource file]" );
   registerSource = false;
}


// Set defaults for parameters missing input.
if ( mySourceData->MachineName->Length == 0 )
{
   
   // Default to the local computer.
   mySourceData->MachineName = ".";
}

if ( mySourceData->LogName->Length == 0 )
{
   
   // Default to the Application log.
   mySourceData->LogName = "Application";
}


EventSourceCreationData mySourceData = new EventSourceCreationData("", "");
bool registerSource = true;

// Process input parameters.
if (args.Length > 0)
{
    // Require at least the source name.

    mySourceData.Source = args[0];

    if (args.Length > 1)
    {
        mySourceData.LogName = args[1];
    }

    if (args.Length > 2)
    {
        mySourceData.MachineName = args[2];
    }
    if ((args.Length > 3) && (args[3].Length > 0))
    {
        mySourceData.MessageResourceFile = args[3];
    }
}
else 
{
    // Display a syntax help message.
    Console.WriteLine("Input:");
    Console.WriteLine(" source [event log] [machine name] [resource file]");

    registerSource = false;
}

// Set defaults for parameters missing input.
if (mySourceData.MachineName.Length == 0)
{
    // Default to the local computer.
    mySourceData.MachineName = ".";
}
if (mySourceData.LogName.Length == 0)
{
    // Default to the Application log.
    mySourceData.LogName = "Application";
}
         Dim mySourceData As EventSourceCreationData = new EventSourceCreationData("", "")
         Dim registerSource As Boolean = True

         ' Process input parameters.
         If args.Length > 0
             ' Require at least the source name.

             mySourceData.Source = args(0)

             If args.Length > 1

                 mySourceData.LogName = args(1)
 
             End If
             If args.Length > 2

                 mySourceData.MachineName = args(2)
 
             End If
             If args.Length > 3 AndAlso args(3).Length > 0

                 mySourceData.MessageResourceFile = args(3)
 
             End If

         Else 
             ' Display a syntax help message.
             Console.WriteLine("Input:")
             Console.WriteLine(" source [event log] [machine name] [resource file]")

             registerSource = False
         End If

         ' Set defaults for parameters missing input.
         If mySourceData.MachineName.Length = 0
         
             ' Default to the local computer.
             mySourceData.MachineName = "."
         End If
         If mySourceData.LogName.Length = 0
             ' Default to the Application log.
             mySourceData.LogName = "Application"
         End If

Remarks

The MachineName value cannot be an empty string. If the machine name is not explicitly set, it defaults to the local computer (".").

When registering a source on a remote computer, you must have administrative rights on that computer to write the registry values with sufficient permissions.

Security

SecurityPermission
for calling any member of EventSourceCreationData with full trust. Associated enumeration: Unrestricted

Applies to

See also