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Developer's Guide to Microsoft® Enterprise Library, Visual Basic® Edition by Fernando Simonazzi, Bob Brumfield, Grigori Melnik, Nicolas Botto, Chris Tavares, Erik Renaud, Alex Homer

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Chapter 4. As Easy As Falling Off a Log

Introduction

Just in case you didn’t quite grasp it from the title, this chapter is about one of the most useful and popular of the Enterprise Library blocks, the Logging application block, which makes it really easy to perform logging in a myriad of different ways depending on the requirements of your application.

Logging generally fulfills two main requirements: monitoring general application performance, and providing information. In terms of performance, logging allows you to monitor what’s happening inside your application and, in some cases, what’s happening in the world outside as well. For example, logging can indicate what errors or failures have occurred, when something that should have happened ...

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