Announcing ReflectInsight 5.6

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of our next release of ReflectInsight library and extensions, version 5.6.0.

This update includes the following improvements:

Library Improvements

    • Added ability to purge log files from ReflectInsight client API
    • Removed dependency on RabbitMQ
  • Updated to latest Newtonsoft.Json library (8.0.3)
  • With regards to the Logging Extensions and Listeners, we’ve decided to drop support for older .NET frameworks. As of this release, we’re only deploying NuGet packages for .NET 4.5. However source code still supports older frameworks if needed.
  • We are preparing a release of the ReflectInsight Live and Log Viewers. We will have more news on that in a few days.

Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy! Also checkout our updated Samples, and of course all our libraries can be found on NuGet.

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We welcome any feedback you may have. Feedback can be given at our UserVoice site.

Thanks
The ReflectSoftware Team

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Announcing ReflectInsight 5.5.1

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of our next release of ReflectInsight, version 5.5.7218.8628.

This update includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

Library Improvements

    • Log files got corrupted when different applications wrote to the same log file distributed across the cluster
    • Fixed an issue to ensure multiple readers and only a single writer can access a log file when logging to a distributed log file

Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy! Also checkout our updated Samples, and of course all our libraries can be found on NuGet.

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We welcome any feedback you may have. Feedback can be given at our UserVoice site.

Thanks
The ReflectSoftware Team

Announcing ReflectInsight 5.5

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of our next release of ReflectInsight, version 5.5.7112.3816.

This update includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

Library Improvements

  • Added new SendHttpRequest message type
  • Added New SendJSON message type

Live/Log Viewer Improvements

    • New dark theme support for Message Details. When selecting any of he dark themes, the message details section now fully supports this theme
    • Improved multi-monitor support for location of dialogs
    • Fixed issue in which dialogs will now always show up center of the application. However any resizing will persist for the viewer session
    • Fixed multi-monitor issue in which the viewer is located on the non-primary desktop and after  disconnecting the non-primary monitor, the viewer will now startup on the primary monitor
    • Upgraded to AvalonEdit 5 for the message details
    • New JSON message detail type
    • New HttpRequest Message detail type
    • Fixed wrong icon being displayed with the Open Dialog from the Ribbon Backstage
    • New feature to re-enable "keep new messages in view" after clearing the screen
    • Updated installers to include new highlighting resource files (XML, SQL, JSON, HTML) for the dark themes

Other Improvements

    • New command line License Utility (This is currently in beta and only supports the command line functionality. The UI mode is disabled and will be updated and released in the near future)
    • Created new GitHub repository for the Samples
    • Moved CodePlex Extensions and Listeners to GitHub

    Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy! Also checkout our updated Samples, and of course all our libraries can be found on NuGet.

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    We welcome any feedback you may have. Feedback can be given at our UserVoice site.

    Thanks
    The ReflectSoftware Team

    ReflectInsight Extensions & Listeners Moves from CodePlex to GitHub

    The ReflectInsight Extensions and Listeners project has moved from CodePlex to GitHub. The new location can be found here: https://github.com/reflectsoftware/

    As part of the move, each of the extensions and listeners have been split out into their own repositories. Each of the repositories has an integrated build with AppVeyor. As code it checked in, a build will automatically be triggered and the status badges of the build, releases and NuGet details will be displayed on the main page.

    The team will also start adding new extensions and listeners to the project. If you have any ideas/requests, please let us know on our UserVoice page or start coding your own extensions/listeners. The team always welcomes any feedback and contributions to the project.

    The ReflectSoftware Team

    Announcing ReflectInsight 5.4

    Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of our next release of ReflectInsight, version 5.4.6412.57.

    This update includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

    Viewer Improvements

    • Updated wording in the Options Dialog in the Auto Save/Auto Purge sections to make it more clear what each represents:
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    • Added new Auto Save by File Size. File size can be between 0 MB and 102,400 MB. File size of 0 is ignored
    • Updated layout in the Options Dialog in the Font and Colors section
    • Fixed a bug when checking for updates when in debug mode
    • Fixed an issue where live messages were not properly blocked when the Live Viewer would crash when receiving messages to the Watch and a user changed the theme. if changing the theme
    • Updated the Account backstage to show license expiry information for when a user’s support and upgrade expires
    • Updated status bar label to show number of messages in the current User Defined View vs. that of the Master view. In this example the Master view has 123 messages and the User Defined View only has 30:
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    • Updated status bar button Keep New Messages in View to show the text label:
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      Library Improvements

      • Added support for Auto Save by File Size. File size can be between 0 MB and 102,400 MB. File size of 0 is ignored
      • Added support for passing in XML document objects (i.e. XmlDocument and XDocument) for SetExternalConfigurationMode
      • Fixed an issue with Debugger Attached mode where messages to the Live Viewer were being cut short because the connection was closed before all messages were flushed
      • Added ability within the TraceMethod scope to execute the inner body code, allowing you to trap and log exceptions based on policy
      • Updated library, extensions and listeners to latest NuGet packages
      • Configuration bug fixes

          Other Improvements

        • New Destination Binding sample
        • New Database (SQL Server) Listener sample
        • Updated samples to latest NuGet packages
        • Updated Router Service and installer with new application logo/icon
        • General performance improvements

        Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy! Also checkout our updated Samples, and of course all our libraries can be found on NuGet.

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        We welcome any feedback you may have. Feedback can be given at our UserVoice site.

        Thanks
        ReflectSoftware Team

        Introducing the ReflectInsight Email Listener Destination

        We’d like to introduce to you a new destination listener extension for ReflectInsight for sending emails. This new destination listener extension is called ReflectSoftware.Insight.Listeners.Email and allows you to send logging messages via email. This is typically done for Exceptions, Errors and Fatal messages types where you might want to be notified via email if something went wrong in your application.

        Email Destination Listener Configuration

        1. Download and install the ReflectInsight Viewer. You will need this installed to view your messages from the ReflectInsight Logging Extensions.

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        2. Download the ReflectInsight Listener Extension Binaries or Source and rebuild if necessary. We already include the *ReflectSoftware.Insight.Listeners.Email.dll* in the libraries folder as part of the above ReflectInsight download, but we will be removing this and making it available as a NuGet package as part of the next release. We will provide more details about this when it’s available on NuGet.

        3. Once you have the ReflectInsight Listener Extensions, go to your project in Visual Studio and add a reference to the following assemblies:

        • ReflectSoftware.Insight.dll
        • ReflectSoftware.Insight.Listeners.Email.dll.

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        4. The next step is to configure your app or web configuration file and incorporate the ReflectInsight Email Listener. If you don’t already have an App.config or Web.config, add it. Then open the configuration file and add a new ConfigSection as shown here:

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        5. Now you will need to add and configure the <system.net> mail settings section in your configuration file and set the appropriate values:

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        6. Now you will need to add the InsightSettings section. You can get started with the following simple configuration which only includes the necessary details for this demo:

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        7. Notice the <emailDetails> section. It’s in here that you define your email template. You can pass in parameters, which is shown above for example.

        8. In the <listenerGroups> section, you will need to configure the Email destination and include a filter to use. The filter is defined in the <filters> section, which you specify the messages to include or exclude from being sent to that destination. In our example, we only want to include the Error, Exception and Fatal message types. Whenever one of these messages is received, it will be delivered via email.

        9. That’s it, you’re done!

        NuGet Package

        We’ve also created a NuGet package for this extension. You can find it over on Nuget.

        To install the ReflectInsight Email Destination Listener extension, run the following command in the Package Manager Console:

        ReflectInsight_Email_Nuget

        Wrapping Up

        As you can see it’s very easy to get started with using the new destination Email Listener. You can view the source and create your own listeners too.

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        We welcome any feedback you may have. Feedback can be given at our UserVoice site.

        Thanks
        ReflectSoftware Team

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