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.NET Patterns: Architecture, Design, and Process by Christian Thilmany

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Remote Tracing—Building a Custom Trace Listener

One of the nice features of using trace listeners and trace switches is that you can centrally and dynamically control all tracing output from a central location. Taking this a step further, you now have a relatively simple means of improving product support for your applications. Such a step allows you to create your own trace listener class to completely customize the output, as well as the trace target. For example, you may want to remotely monitor the health of an application that was installed externally. The application you wish to monitor may not even be installed on your local network. With a custom trace listener, you now have the means of automatically tracing output from an external application ...

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