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From thierry lach <thierry.l...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: relative path for config file
Date Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:30:18 GMT

One good reason for using an external file would be that the file can be changed without restarting
the web application, which would happen when updating web.config.





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Subject: RE: relative path for config file
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 08:14:47 +0200
From: raszka@hasam.cz
To: log4net-user@logging.apache.org










Hi,
you can try this:
<add 
key="log4net.Config.File" value="~\configs\log4net.config" 
/>
but I'm not sure if this works. What you 
are using external config file? log4net config can be written directly in 
web.config.
RR



Od: Christian Chenier 
[mailto:cchenier@uottawa.ca] 
Odesláno: 5. srpna 2009 
18:16
Komu: log4net-user@logging.apache.org
Předmět: 
relative path for config file




Hi,
I use log4net in a 
C# web application and am having 
problems configuring it to use a relative path to point to the location of a 
configuration file external to web.config.
 
In web.config, if I 
use
      
<add 
key="log4net.Config.File" value="C:\somePath\log4net.config" 
/>
all works fine. However, I would 
like to avoid having to hard-code the physical path and would like to specify 
something like
      
<add 
key="log4net.Config.File" value="configs\log4net.config" />
where the configs directory is located in the same 
directory as web.config (the AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory). However 
this does not work (I no longer get anything output to my log file when I make 
that change).
 
I understand that one can 
programmatically construct a full path from the base directory, but there is 
surely a way to specify a relative path directly in the web.config file? I have 
tried modifying the string using leading slash (and backslash), etc. to no 
avail, and could not find a solution anywhere. Does anyone know how to do 
this?
 
(As an aside, using a relative path 
to specify the output file name within the <appender> works fine, relative 
to the base directory.)
 
Thanks,
 

Chris Chenier
 
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