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Flushing out Trace output

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 30, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WCF


I am developing and testing a WCF service hosted in Windows Service (VS2008, WinXP Pro SP3, Framework 3.5). I am using TextWriterTraceListener to output debugging info to a text file. Here is my config setting:

<trace autoflush="false" indentsize="4">
<add name="myListener" type="System.Diagnostics.TextWriterTraceListener" initializeData="c:\ServiceLog.txt"></add>
<remove name="Default"></remove>

The problem I am having is that it is not writing to text file in realtime and keeps debugging data in the buffer until it is full. It does not flush out even if I stop the service. This is stopping me from debugging the service.

Should I set autoflush="true" in config file? Are there any considerations in this regard? I vaguely remember reading about this switch that was not in favor of setting it on.




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