2/12/2016 4:46:41 PM

Create a separate file for log4net settings. This will allow you to store and deploy the log4net file separately.

//global.asax.cs file protected void Application_Start() { log4net.Config.XmlConfigurator.ConfigureAndWatch(new System.IO.FileInfo(AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory + "log4net.config")); } //log4net.config <log4net> <root> <!-- add other appenders here and the log messages will be sent to every listed appender --> <appender-ref ref="LogFileAppender" /> <level value="ALL"/> </root> <!-- The DebugFileAppender writes all messages to a log file--> <appender name="LogFileAppender" type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender"> <file value="C:\\Projects\\Logs\\my-website.log" /> <appendToFile value="true" /> <lockingModel type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender+MinimalLock" /> <layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout"> <conversionPattern value="%d [%t] %-5p %c %m%n" /> </layout> </appender> </log4net> //testing - homecontroller private static log4net.ILog _log4net = log4net.LogManager.GetLogger(typeof(HomeController)); public ActionResult Index() { //testing _log4net.Debug("home controller"); return View(); }