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From "Meera Rajaram" <mraja...@vitalimages.com>
Subject Using BufferingForwardingAppender based on size of message vs number of messages
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2006 22:44:55 GMT
Sorry bout that. Didn't mean to hijack Daniel's thread. He had a note on
BufferingForwardingAppender in his thread, which is why I wanted to find
more info on it. 

My question is this: Currently in the BufferingForwardingAppender, the
number of messages to be buffered can be set using bufferSize. Is there
any way to carry out the buffering based on the size of the messages?

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Grabowski [mailto:rongrabowski@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 5:32 PM
To: Log4NET User
Subject: RE: Accessing Appender that was created via config file?

Please don't hijack someone's thread by asking your own unrelated

The BufferingForwardingAppender does what you're asking:


Have you tried it in your application? Is something not working?

--- Meera Rajaram <mrajaram@vitalimages.com> wrote:

> I am using RollingFileAppender to log messages. Is there a way in
> which
> I can cache the messages before writing them out to the file? Ideally
> the cache size would be in the configuration file. When the total
> size
> of the messages (I need the writing to be done based on size of all
> messages and not based on number of cached messages) reaches the
> cache
> size, I need the messages to be written to the log file. I am new to
> log4Net so I am not sure if I can use BufferingForwardingAppender in
> some way to achieve this? 
> Thanks,
> Meera.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Bachler [mailto:DanyX@gmx.net] 
> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:37 AM
> To: log4net-user@logging.apache.org
> Subject: Accessing Appender that was created via config file?
> Hi all,
> I am currently in the process of switching my app and a few libraries
> I
> wrote to log4net. So far everything works fine, but now I am at a
> point
> where I need the help of people who have more insight into log4net
> than
> me.
> I want to accomplish two things: First I want an appender to output
> to a
> multiline textbox of my app. I think that this might be easiest by
> working
> with an appender similar to FireEventAppender from the examples, or
> are
> there other suggested ways to do this(*)? The second thing I want to
> achieve
> is a little trickier. My old, custom logging framework had a function
> called
> SetJob(string currentJob) that would output the string given to what
> is
> called the appenders in log4net, but there would be special handling
> to
> update a small label in the UI to inform the user of what the app is
> currently doing. I thought that the best way to get a similar
> behaviour
> was
> to log objects of type JobMessage or something to replace
> SetJob(currentJob), and writing a filter to filter based on type and
> an
> appender that would write this info to the UI. Again, it seems that
> something along the lines of FireEventAppender would be the easiest
> way
> to
> do this.
> This brings me to the core question: FireEventAppender is implemented
> as
> a
> weird kind of singleton. Implementing something like
> FireEventAppender
> as a
> singleton would of course be possible, but then I could only have 1
> and
> would have to do the filtering (directing most output to the
> multiline
> textbox and some to the Current Job UI Label) myself. It seems to me
> that
> this is not entirely in the spirit of log4net, which is why I
> (finally)
> ask:
> Is there a possibility to get the reference to a certain Appender
> that
> was
> created via config file magic? Something similar to
> LogManager.GetLogger(),
> along the lines of LogManager.GetAppenderByName(string name)? If it
> isn't,
> do you have any suggestions on how to implement the behaviour
> described
> above?
> TIA,
> Daniel
> *) As a sidenote: Since some of my function can output a lot of
> messages
> within a short amount of time that I want to appear in the multiline
> textbox, I implemented a mechanism to store the messages in memory
> and
> append them to the multiline textbox via a timer event. The log4net
> BufferingForwardingAppender seems to be an alternative to this
> technique,
> but as far as I understand it there is no way to get the current
> implementation to output either every n seconds or whenever the
> buffer
> is
> full, whichever comes first. Is this correct? Is there an
> implementation
> that does it this way maybe?
> --
> Daniel Bachler
> http://www.danyx.com
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