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Sneak Peak Volume III: Logging

Mar 2

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Monday, March 02, 2009 11:26:00 PM  RssIcon

Let’s have another little preview of the upcoming 1.6.5 release. Unfortunately the Beta will be slightly delayed because I wasn’t able to do anything this weekend due to some health issues. I was in bed most of the time recovering from a cold (which is still not gone completely).

Anyhow, let’s have a look at logging: as many users requested better logging options I completely rewrote all the logging code. First changes are visible in the options dialog:

imageThere are two logging levels:

Standard Logging
Verbose Logging.

Verbose logging additionally logs some more debug information for troubleshooting and also logs selection changes in the tree. The latter was requested by some users because they want to track the time they spend on a server.

The checkbox will cause Royal TS to log into the event log as well.

 

 

Now to the Logging Window itself:

image

As you can see, completely new Logging Window!

The window isn’t shown “Modal” as before, meaning you can leave the logging window open all the time, use Royal TS and hit on Refresh whenever you want to update the view.

Selecting an item in the grid will show you all the details in the preview pane on the bottom of the window.

Notice the new toolbar items “Copy Details to Clipboard” and “Go to the Forums”. This is still not completely finished but the basic idea is to copy HTML formatted text from the log entry and some additional information like versions, OS, Service Pack, etc. to the clipboard, so that you can share your issues easily on the forums. If you wish, Royal TS will automatically blank out some sensitive information from the log entry (like user name or host name).

The list can also be used to filter data, sort the entries and group the columns (Outlook-Style).

Last but not least: image

You can save the log in various formats.

 

Stay tuned for the next sneak peak – there’s still a lot of things to show off…

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