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Create dll for EventViewer

When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)

The event viewer reports

The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le ) cannot
be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information
or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.

I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event ID’s.
Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating this dll?

Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?

Thanks in advance.
Chris.
Nov 21 '05 #1
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you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.
Nov 21 '05 #2
you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.
Nov 21 '05 #3
I know about checking if the source exists. It does and that's how I actually
manage to get enties in the event log. What I want to do is stop the "The
description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le ) cannot be
found" message for my entries in the event viewer.

"steve" wrote:
you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.

Nov 21 '05 #4
I know about checking if the source exists. It does and that's how I actually
manage to get enties in the event log. What I want to do is stop the "The
description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le ) cannot be
found" message for my entries in the event viewer.

"steve" wrote:
you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.

Nov 21 '05 #5
Chris,
Do you delete the event source? You shouldn't!

When you use CreateEventSour ce, entries are made in the registry that
associations the event source with
C:\WINDOWS\Micr osoft.NET\Frame work\v1.1.4322\ EventLogMessage s.dll (for
VS.NET 2003 .NET 1.1) This dll handles all event log messages. It has a
generic message that is able to display the message that your app sends.

If you delete the event source these entries are removed, and you see you
error.

I'll see if I can find a link that explains the above...

Hope this helps
Jay

"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:50******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
I know about checking if the source exists. It does and that's how I
actually
manage to get enties in the event log. What I want to do is stop the "The
description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le ) cannot be
found" message for my entries in the event viewer.

"steve" wrote:
you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as
string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event
ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating
this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.

Nov 21 '05 #6
Chris,
Do you delete the event source? You shouldn't!

When you use CreateEventSour ce, entries are made in the registry that
associations the event source with
C:\WINDOWS\Micr osoft.NET\Frame work\v1.1.4322\ EventLogMessage s.dll (for
VS.NET 2003 .NET 1.1) This dll handles all event log messages. It has a
generic message that is able to display the message that your app sends.

If you delete the event source these entries are removed, and you see you
error.

I'll see if I can find a link that explains the above...

Hope this helps
Jay

"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:50******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
I know about checking if the source exists. It does and that's how I
actually
manage to get enties in the event log. What I want to do is stop the "The
description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le ) cannot be
found" message for my entries in the event viewer.

"steve" wrote:
you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as
string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event
ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating
this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.

Nov 21 '05 #7
Chris,
Here is a link that explains the EventLogMessage s.dll:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...T/default.aspx

Hope this helps
Jay

"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:50******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
I know about checking if the source exists. It does and that's how I
actually
manage to get enties in the event log. What I want to do is stop the "The
description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le ) cannot be
found" message for my entries in the event viewer.

"steve" wrote:
you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as
string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event
ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating
this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.

Nov 21 '05 #8
Chris,
Here is a link that explains the EventLogMessage s.dll:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...T/default.aspx

Hope this helps
Jay

"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:50******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
I know about checking if the source exists. It does and that's how I
actually
manage to get enties in the event log. What I want to do is stop the "The
description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le ) cannot be
found" message for my entries in the event viewer.

"steve" wrote:
you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as
string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event
ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating
this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.

Nov 21 '05 #9
Jay,

Thanks for all you help. The link was very useful.
I hadn't actually used CreateEventSour ce as it's a web service that's
creating events and it doesn't have permission to create the source so this
was a manual task. For now all I done is update our documentation to say that
the EventMessageFil e string value needs creating and populating. This has
stopped the annoying "The description for Event ID (???) in Source (xxx)
cannot be found".

Thanks.
Chris.

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
Chris,
Here is a link that explains the EventLogMessage s.dll:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...T/default.aspx

Hope this helps
Jay

"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:50******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
I know about checking if the source exists. It does and that's how I
actually
manage to get enties in the event log. What I want to do is stop the "The
description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le ) cannot be
found" message for my entries in the event viewer.

"steve" wrote:
you need to see if the source exists and create it if it doesn't...then
write to it:

public shared sub LogEvent(byval Source as string, byval Message as
string,
byval Type as eventlogentryty pe)
dim eventLog as new system.diagnost ics.eventlog
try
if not eventLog.Source Exists(Source) then
eventLog.Create EventSource(Sou rce, "Log Name Here")
eventLog.Log = "Log Name Here"
eventLog.WriteE ntry(Source, Message, Type)
catch ex as Exception
throw new ApplicationExce ption(ex.messag e, ex.innerexcepti on)
end try
end sub

hth,

steve
"Chris Podmore" <Ch**********@d iscussions.micr osoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
| When I perform: EventLog.WriteE ntry(strSource, strEntry,
| EventLogEntryTy pe.Error, intEventID)
|
| The event viewer reports
|
| The description for Event ID ( 234 ) in Source ( Siclops_WS_Mobi le )
cannot
| be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
information
| or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.
|
| I think I need to create a dll that returns error messages for event
ID's.
| Can this dll be written in VB.NET?
| Any pointers to documentation that tells me how to go about creating
this
dll?
|
| Or am I missing something and have got it totally wrong?
|
| Thanks in advance.
| Chris.


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