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This implements the TraceListener intended for .NET applicaiton deployed to Windows Azure as WebSites.


  • Simple clone and build.cmd to build the project.
  • Add AzureTraceListener.dll as an Assembly reference to your .NET project.
  • Make sure you commit this assembly as part of your repo.

Include AzureTraceListener as a TraceListener to your app

You may do one of the following.

  • Imperative thru codes in Application_Start. It is important that the path to LogFiles is ..\..\LogFiles\<yourapp>.

    Trace.Listeners.Add(new AzureTraceListener.AzureTraceListener(@"..\..\LogFiles\aspnet01"));

  • Add to web.config

      <trace autoflush="true" indentsize="4">
          <add name="TextListener"
            type="AzureTraceListener.AzureTraceListener, AzureTraceListener"
            initializeData="..\..\logFiles\aspnet01" />
          <remove name="Default" />

That's it. You should be able to use System.Diagnostics.Trace in your application and see the trace files.

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