O'Reilly logo

C# in a Nutshell by Peter Drayton, Ted Neward, Ben Albahari

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Name

Debug

Synopsis

This class provides methods that allow you to print debugging information and use assertions. The Listeners collection contains a set of listeners that are responsible for reporting debugging operations through the user interface or trace log. That collection initially includes an instance of DefaultTraceListener. Add a TraceListener using the Add() method of the Listeners property. Use Close() or Flush() to close or flush all listeners that write output to a file, such as the TextWriterTraceListener. Set AutoFlush to true to automatically flush each listener after a write operation.

Assert() specifies a condition and an optional error message to display if the condition is false. If the DefaultTraceListener’s AssertUiEnabled property is true, the error message is displayed as a dialog, and the user has the opportunity to abort the program, retry (test the assertion again), or ignore the failed assertion. Otherwise, the error message is written to DefaultTraceListener.LogFileName. Fail() acts like an assertion in which the condition is always false.

Indent() and Unindent() allow you to set the level of indentation when you call Debug.WriteLine(). Use IndentSize to set the number of spaces corresponding to indented text. Write() and WriteLine() send output to each TraceListener in the Listeners collection, and WriteIf() and WriteLineIf() allow you to conditionally output debug information.

You can use the application configuration file to add or remove trace ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required