Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Logging the StackTrace

As I was implementing some logging into an application, I was thinking that it would be nice to include the stacktrace in the log information. I know that you can easily get this information in case of an error, but I did not know if you could do the same thing when you just want to log something without any error.

As I found out this is possible thanks to the  StackTrace class. You can get the frames using StackTrace.Get­Frames method.

   1:  using System.Diagnostics;
   3:  [STAThread]
   4:  public static void Main()
   5:  {
   6:    StackTrace stackTrace = new StackTrace();           // get call stack
   7:    StackFrame[] stackFrames = stackTrace.GetFrames();  // get method calls (frames)
   9:    // write call stack method names
  10:    foreach (StackFrame stackFrame in stackFrames)
  11:    {
  12:      Console.WriteLine(stackFrame.GetMethod().Name);   // write method name
  13:    }
  14:  }

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