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README.md

Hangfire.Console

Build status NuGet MIT License

Inspired by AppVeyor, Hangfire.Console provides a console-like logging experience for your jobs.

dashboard

Features

  • Provider-agnostic: (allegedly) works with any job storage provider (currently tested with SqlServer and MongoDB).
  • 100% Safe: no Hangfire-managed data (e.g. jobs, states) is ever updated, hence there's no risk to corrupt it.
  • With Live Updates: new messages will appear as they're logged, as if you're looking at real console.
  • (blah-blah-blah)

Setup

In .NET Core's Startup.cs:

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
{
    services.AddHangfire(config =>
    {
        config.UseSqlServerStorage("connectionSting");
        config.UseConsole();
    });
}

Otherwise,

GlobalConfiguration.Configuration
    .UseSqlServerStorage("connectionSting")
    .UseConsole();

NOTE: If you have Dashboard and Server running separately, you'll need to call UseConsole() on both.

Additional options

As usual, you may provide additional options for UseConsole() method.

Here's what you can configure:

  • ExpireIn – time to keep console sessions (default: 24 hours)
  • PollInterval – poll interval for live updates, ms (default: 1000)
  • BackgroundColor – console background color (default: #0d3163)
  • TextColor – console default text color (default: #ffffff)
  • TimestampColor – timestamp text color (default: #00aad7)

Log

Hangfire.Console provides extension methods on PerformContext object, hence you'll need to add it as a job argument.

NOTE: Like IJobCancellationToken, PerformContext is a special argument type which Hangfire will substitute automatically. You should pass null when enqueuing a job.

Now you can write to console:

public void TaskMethod(PerformContext context)
{
    context.WriteLine("Hello, world!");
}

Like with System.Console, you can specify text color for your messages:

public void TaskMethod(PerformContext context)
{
    context.SetTextColor(ConsoleTextColor.Red);
    context.WriteLine("Error!");
    context.ResetTextColor();
}

Progress bars

Version 1.1.0 adds support for inline progress bars:

progress

public void TaskMethod(PerformContext context)
{
    // create progress bar
    var progress = context.WriteProgressBar();

    // update value for previously created progress bar
    progress.SetValue(100);
}

You can create multiple progress bars and update them separately.

By default, progress bar is initialized with value 0. You can specify initial value and progress bar color as optional arguments for WriteProgressBar().

Enumeration progress

To easily track progress of enumeration over a collection in a for-each loop, library adds an extension method WithProgress:

public void TaskMethod(PerformContext context)
{
    var bar = context.WriteProgressBar();

    foreach (var item in collection.WithProgress(bar))
    {
        // do work
    }
}

It will automatically update progress bar during enumeration, and will set progress to 100% if for-each loop was interrupted with a break instruction.

NOTE: If the number of items in the collection cannot be determined automatically (e.g. collection doesn't implement ICollection/ICollection<T>/IReadOnlyCollection<T>, you'll need to pass additional argument count to the extension method).

License

Copyright (c) 2016 Alexey Skalozub

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.