Log Event Action

Declaration

<LOGEVENT MESSAGE="text" TYPE="text [options]">

See Also

Get Process Information Action, Get Volume Information Action, Print Action

Description

Logs an event to the Windows Event Log (not supported on Windows 95/98/ME).

Practical Usage

See description

Parameters

Message

Application Name

Text, Required
MARKUP:MESSAGE="There was a problem running the task %GetTaskName()%"

Specifies the text of the message that should be logged.

Message Type

Text, Optional - default "execute"
MARKUP: TYPE="warning"

Specifes how the message should be classified in the system event log.

The available options are:

Notes

Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder

Example

NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.

<LOGEVENT MESSAGE="Task error" TYPE="error" />