EventSourceCreationData.MessageResourceFile EventSourceCreationData.MessageResourceFile EventSourceCreationData.MessageResourceFile EventSourceCreationData.MessageResourceFile Property

Definition

Gets or sets the path of the message resource file that contains message formatting strings for the source.

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

Property Value

The path of the message resource file. The default is an empty string ("").

Examples

The following code example determines whether the event source named SampleApplicationSource is registered on the local computer. If the event source does not exist, the example sets the message resource file for the source and creates the new event source. Finally, the code example sets the localized display name for the event log, using the resource identifier value in DisplayNameMsgId and the resource file path in messageFile.

void CreateEventSourceSample1( String^ messageFile )
{
   String^ myLogName;
   String^ sourceName = "SampleApplicationSource";
   
   // Create the event source if it does not exist.
   if (  !EventLog::SourceExists( sourceName ) )
   {
      
      // Create a new event source for the custom event log
      // named "myNewLog."  
      myLogName = "myNewLog";
      EventSourceCreationData ^ mySourceData = gcnew EventSourceCreationData( sourceName,myLogName );
      
      // Set the message resource file that the event source references.
      // All event resource identifiers correspond to text in this file.
      if (  !System::IO::File::Exists( messageFile ) )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "Input message resource file does not exist - {0}", messageFile );
         messageFile = "";
      }
      else
      {
         
         // Set the specified file as the resource
         // file for message text, category text, and 
         // message parameter strings.  
         mySourceData->MessageResourceFile = messageFile;
         mySourceData->CategoryResourceFile = messageFile;
         mySourceData->CategoryCount = CategoryCount;
         mySourceData->ParameterResourceFile = messageFile;
         Console::WriteLine( "Event source message resource file set to {0}", messageFile );
      }

      Console::WriteLine( "Registering new source for event log." );
      EventLog::CreateEventSource( mySourceData );
   }
   else
   {
      
      // Get the event log corresponding to the existing source.
      myLogName = EventLog::LogNameFromSourceName( sourceName, "." );
   }

   
   // Register the localized name of the event log.
   // For example, the actual name of the event log is "myNewLog," but
   // the event log name displayed in the Event Viewer might be
   // "Sample Application Log" or some other application-specific
   // text.
   EventLog^ myEventLog = gcnew EventLog( myLogName,".",sourceName );
   if ( messageFile->Length > 0 )
   {
      myEventLog->RegisterDisplayName( messageFile, DisplayNameMsgId );
   }   
}
static void CreateEventSourceSample1(string messageFile)
{
    string myLogName;
    string sourceName = "SampleApplicationSource";

    // Create the event source if it does not exist.
    if(!EventLog.SourceExists(sourceName))
    {
        // Create a new event source for the custom event log
        // named "myNewLog."  

        myLogName = "myNewLog";
        EventSourceCreationData mySourceData = new EventSourceCreationData(sourceName, myLogName);

        // Set the message resource file that the event source references.
        // All event resource identifiers correspond to text in this file.
        if (!System.IO.File.Exists(messageFile))
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Input message resource file does not exist - {0}", 
                messageFile);
            messageFile = "";
        }
        else 
        {
            // Set the specified file as the resource
            // file for message text, category text, and 
            // message parameter strings.  

            mySourceData.MessageResourceFile = messageFile;
            mySourceData.CategoryResourceFile = messageFile;
            mySourceData.CategoryCount = CategoryCount;
            mySourceData.ParameterResourceFile = messageFile;

            Console.WriteLine("Event source message resource file set to {0}", 
                messageFile);
        }

        Console.WriteLine("Registering new source for event log.");
        EventLog.CreateEventSource(mySourceData);
    }
    else
    {
        // Get the event log corresponding to the existing source.
        myLogName = EventLog.LogNameFromSourceName(sourceName,".");
    }

    // Register the localized name of the event log.
    // For example, the actual name of the event log is "myNewLog," but
    // the event log name displayed in the Event Viewer might be
    // "Sample Application Log" or some other application-specific
    // text.
    EventLog myEventLog = new EventLog(myLogName, ".", sourceName);
    
    if (messageFile.Length > 0)
    {
        myEventLog.RegisterDisplayName(messageFile, DisplayNameMsgId);
    }
}
Public Shared Sub CreateEventSourceSample1(ByVal messageFile As String)

    Dim myLogName As String
    Dim sourceName As String = "SampleApplicationSource"

    ' Create the event source if it does not exist.
    If Not EventLog.SourceExists(sourceName)
    
        ' Create a new event source for the custom event log
        ' named "myNewLog."  

        myLogName = "myNewLog"
        Dim mySourceData As EventSourceCreationData = New EventSourceCreationData(sourceName, myLogName)

        ' Set the message resource file that the event source references.
        ' All event resource identifiers correspond to text in this file.
        If Not System.IO.File.Exists(messageFile)

            Console.WriteLine("Input message resource file does not exist - {0}", _
                messageFile)
            messageFile = ""
        Else 
            ' Set the specified file as the resource
            ' file for message text, category text and 
            ' message parameters strings.

            mySourceData.MessageResourceFile = messageFile
            mySourceData.CategoryResourceFile = messageFile
            mySourceData.CategoryCount = CategoryCount
            mySourceData.ParameterResourceFile = messageFile

            Console.WriteLine("Event source message resource file set to {0}", _
                messageFile)
        End If

        Console.WriteLine("Registering new source for event log.")
        EventLog.CreateEventSource(mySourceData)
    Else
        ' Get the event log corresponding to the existing source.
        myLogName = EventLog.LogNameFromSourceName(sourceName,".")
    End If

    ' Register the localized name of the event log.
    ' For example, the actual name of the event log is "myNewLog," but
    ' the event log name displayed in the Event Viewer might be
    ' "Sample Application Log" or some other application-specific
    ' text.
    Dim myEventLog As EventLog = New EventLog(myLogName, ".", sourceName)
    
    If messageFile.Length > 0
        myEventLog.RegisterDisplayName(messageFile, DisplayNameMsgId)
    End If
End Sub

The code example uses the following message text file, built into the resource library EventLogMsgs.dll. A message text file is the source from which the message resource file is created. The message text file defines the resource identifiers and text for the category, event message, and parameter insertion strings.

; // EventLogMsgs.mc  
; // ********************************************************  

; // Use the following commands to build this file:  

; //   mc -s EventLogMsgs.mc  
; //   rc EventLogMsgs.rc  
; //   link /DLL /SUBSYSTEM:WINDOWS /NOENTRY /MACHINE:x86 EventLogMsgs.Res   
; // ********************************************************  

; // - Event categories -  
; // Categories must be numbered consecutively starting at 1.  
; // ********************************************************  

MessageId=0x1  
Severity=Success  
SymbolicName=INSTALL_CATEGORY  
Language=English  
Installation  
.  

MessageId=0x2  
Severity=Success  
SymbolicName=QUERY_CATEGORY  
Language=English  
Database Query  
.  

MessageId=0x3  
Severity=Success  
SymbolicName=REFRESH_CATEGORY  
Language=English  
Data Refresh  
.  

; // - Event messages -  
; // *********************************  

MessageId = 1000  
Severity = Success  
Facility = Application  
SymbolicName = AUDIT_SUCCESS_MESSAGE_ID_1000  
Language=English  
My application message text, in English, for message id 1000, called from %1.  
.  

MessageId = 1001  
Severity = Warning  
Facility = Application  
SymbolicName = AUDIT_FAILED_MESSAGE_ID_1001  
Language=English  
My application message text, in English, for message id 1001, called from %1.  
.  

MessageId = 1002  
Severity = Success  
Facility = Application  
SymbolicName = GENERIC_INFO_MESSAGE_ID_1002  
Language=English  
My generic information message in English, for message id 1002.  
.  

MessageId = 1003  
Severity = Warning  
Facility = Application  
SymbolicName = GENERIC_WARNING_MESSAGE_ID_1003  
Language=English  
My generic warning message in English, for message id 1003, called from %1.  
.  

MessageId = 1004  
Severity = Success  
Facility = Application  
SymbolicName = UPDATE_CYCLE_COMPLETE_MESSAGE_ID_1004  
Language=English  
The update cycle is complete for %%5002.  
.  

MessageId = 1005  
Severity = Warning  
Facility = Application  
SymbolicName = SERVER_CONNECTION_DOWN_MESSAGE_ID_1005  
Language=English  
The refresh operation did not complete because the connection to server %1 could not be established.  
.  

; // - Event log display name -  
; // ********************************************************  

MessageId = 5001  
Severity = Success  
Facility = Application  
SymbolicName = EVENT_LOG_DISPLAY_NAME_MSGID  
Language=English  
Sample Event Log  
.  

; // - Event message parameters -  
; //   Language independent insertion strings  
; // ********************************************************  

MessageId = 5002  
Severity = Success  
Facility = Application  
SymbolicName = EVENT_LOG_SERVICE_NAME_MSGID  
Language=English  
SVC_UPDATE.EXE  
.  

Remarks

Use the MessageResourceFile property to configure an event log source to write localized event messages. Event messages are application-defined strings that describe the event to the user.

Your application can write event log entries using resource identifiers. A resource identifier indexes a message located in the MessageResourceFile. The Event Viewer uses the resource identifier to find and display the corresponding string from the localized message resource file based on current language settings.

The event source must be configured either for writing localized entries or for writing direct strings. Use the WriteEvent method to write localized entries for a source configured with a message resource file.

If your application writes event message strings directly, rather than using a resource identifier in a localized resource file, do not set the MessageResourceFile property.

For details about defining event messages and building event resource files, see the "Message Compiler" topic in the Platform SDK documentation at http://msdn.microsoft.com.

Security

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

Applies to

See also