Chapter 20. The Event Log Service

The Event Log Service (ELS) is a component of the Windows operating system used to record and monitor significant events in a common and unified way. We begin this chapter by discussing the overall design of the ELS and then proceed to demonstrate how to use the ELS in your programs. The .NET Framework does not support the full functionality of the ELS, and while complete coverage of the ELS functionality is beyond the scope of this book, we do provide enough detail for you to understand the .NET ELS support; consult the Windows API documentation for complete coverage of the ELS.

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