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Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) in .NET

by Kathleen Dollard

Learn about a tracing system that is dead simple to code, already contains much of what you want to trace and is so blazingly fast you can leave it in place while your code runs in production. This course shows you how to harness ETW (Event Tracing for Windows), .NET’s EventSource and Semantic Tracing design.

What you'll learn

Teach your applications to communicate while they are in production! Event Tracing for Windows is a blazingly fast logging system built into the operating system, .NET and many libraries. This course will teach you how to access thousands of events your applications are already producing and add signpost events with application state decoupled from tracing technology with Semantic Tracing. You’ll see the latest in tracing technology for .NET with EventSource, the Semantic Logging Application Block, and the newly released NuGet versions of EventSource. You’ll learn to add logging to your apps, use existing tools and create new ones, and access Event Viewer, all in the context of better debugging, profiling and application management.

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About the author

Kathleen Dollard is a .NET Team Coach. She has been a Microsoft MVP since 1998 and is an ASP.NET Insider. Kathleen is an INETA Speaker and has given over a hundred speeches around the world. Fluent in both C# and Visual Basic, she’s interested in making core .NET technologies, the best open source tools, and reasonable processes available to all coders so they can to write better software faster. She has worked extensively with compositional architectures including MEF, WebAPI, ROC, and NetKerne... more

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