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Log design (serialization)

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Hi,

I'm building a class library that uses the serial port to communicate with a
custom serial bus. Two of the classes I've built ("Packet" and "SerialPort")
uses an aggregated class "Log" to log their activity on a log file.

Now that it is working, I'd like to refactor it so it implements a better
design. What I want to do is instead of coupling a Log class to my Packet
and SerialPort classes, I want to be able to choose what type of log I want
to assign to my serial classes. The options I envision are: 1) A file log;
2) The console; 3) A remote log, that sends a (probably XML) text stream
over the net; 4) A null log, that does nothing when asked to log

I could create a base class for these logs, but then I couldn't use the
standard console (unless my derived class wraps it, which maybe it's not a
bad idea).

I'm a newcomer to the C# world and I only have a vague idea of how
serialization works. I've been investigating the help, but everywhere I look
they implement things using reflection, and I don't know if it is
justifiable in this case.

Do you have any design/implementation suggestions for this app?

Cheers

Padu
Mar 28 '06 #1
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Why not check out log4net? I supports all the loggers you seem to want
and you don't have to spend time rolling your own.
http://logging.apache.org/log4net/

Mar 28 '06 #2

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