SpecialSources - What's it for?

Topics: Enterprise Library Core, Exception Handling Application Block, Logging Application Block
Dec 14, 2007 at 4:23 PM
First off, I see no explicit documentation on the Enterprise Library yet, especially for the Exception Handling Application Block. Yes, there are some example but no references. Is this expected at any point?

Second...what is the SpecialSources section of the configuration used for? I see no reference to this anywhere.

Dec 14, 2007 at 4:48 PM

There's a full blown help file, integrated with the VS documentation when you install the EntLib MSI. There should be a link to it in EntLib's start menu group.

Special sources:
  • All events: all messages will be logged to the trace listeners specified for this source, regardless of their categories
  • Unprocessed: messages for which the specified category was not found will be logged there
  • Errors & warnings: used by the block itself to log its errors and warnings

Dec 14, 2007 at 5:30 PM
Fernando, thanks for pointing this out. I completely overlooked the installed link to that documenation. My apologies.