Getting Started Documentation Updated

We’ve updated the Getting Started with ReflectInsight document found on our downloads page. Please make sure you get the latest document.

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

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ReflectSoftware Team

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An Update is Available

Are you running the latest version of ReflectInsight? Take a look and if you’re not, please download the latest version 5.3.2  (5.3.6114.8290).

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Our previous version, 5.2 is set to expire on September 30, 2014. ReflectInsight is now available for purchase and is currently at an introduction price until November 30, 2014.

Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy!

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

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ReflectInsight Update (v5.3.2)

ReflectSoftware is pleased to announce the availability of our next release of ReflectInsight, version 5.3.6114.8290.

This update includes the following improvements:

  • Improvement: Updated application icons for the Live Viewer, Log Viewer and Configuration Editor
  • Improvement: Updated binary log file icon
  • Improvement: Updated UI for offline license activation and deactivation

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This release also marks the availability to purchase ReflectInsight. Checkout our introductory offer for savings. For a more in depth review of what’s new in 5.3, please take a look at this post for more details.

Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy!

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

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ReflectInsight 5.3.1 RC downloads are now available!

Live/Log Viewer and Routing Service Download

Please download the latest release candidate version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy!

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Nuget packages

To install any of the ReflectInsight NuGet packages for this release candidate, run the appropriate command in the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio or use the Manager NuGet Packages dialog. Clicking on the image will take you to the package online.

ReflectInsight

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DebugTrace

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HttpModule

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Email

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NLog

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Log4net

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CommonLogging

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SemanticLogging

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PostSharp

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EnterpriseLibrary 5

For Enterprise Library Logging v5, please get packaged version 5.3.1.5-rc1.

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EnterpriseLibrary 6

For Enterprise Library Logging v6, please get packaged version 5.3.1.6-rc1.

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What’s New

To see what’s new in this release, please take a look at this post for more details.

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

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ReflectSoftware Team

What’s New in ReflectInsight 5.3.1

The following is a brief highlight of just some of the new features, improvements and fixes coming in ReflectInsight 5.3.1

Live and Log Viewers

The following are some of the new features and enhancements we’ve made to the Live/Log Viewers.

Splash Screen

We updated the Splash Screen with a loading/initialization indicator to display progress of what is being loaded on startup.

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Viewer

The Live and Log Viewers status bar  were cleaned up. We also fixed some missing icons in the viewer when you started to resize the viewer smaller.

We also enhanced the user interaction with the viewer when live messages were being received. Previously if there was high volume of messages coming in, the viewer sometimes was non responsive. This has now been addressed.

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Refined Ribbon Tabs

We rearranged the layout of the Ribbon to make the most used commands on the left and we exposed some existing commands to make it easier to get to.

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We also changed the Show/Hide Docked Panes buttons to Toggle Buttons.

User Defined Views

When creating a new User Defined View, all message types are now selected by default. Based on user feedback we found that more often than not, all message types were desired when your focus is on the message properties, like Machine Name.

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We also simplified the Options for filtering out empty Enter/Exit methods for User Defined Views:

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Updated Themes

We included new themes: Visual Studio 2013 Blue, Visual Studio 2013 Dark and Visual Studio 2013 Light.

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Check for Updates

Before making any network calls out to determine if there are updates, you now have the option to disable this if you want. This is useful for servers that might not have access to the internet and you don’t want any alarms going off because of unauthorized network access.

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Touch UI Support

For those of you using a touch enabled laptop and/or  tablet (like a Surface Pro) with ReflectInsight installed, you can now enable the Touch UI mode that is part of the Ribbon. When enabled everything becomes BIGGER and more usable from a touch point of view.

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Quick Access Toolbar Customization

We’ve enabled support to add any of the Ribbon button commands to the Quick Access Toolbar. Just right click any of the commands and say “Add to Quick Access Toolbar”.

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Auto Purge

Added 75% and 100% values for Auto Purge.

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Licensing

Version 5.3.1 marks the start for being able to purchase and license ReflectInsight. License information is displayed in the Account backstage and in the About dialog.

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Documentation

We’ve finally put together proper documentation for the ReflectInsight library, the Logging Extensions and our RI.Utils libraries. Going forward we will continue to refine and expand upon this documentation. Any feedback you have on this is greatly appreciated.

We’ve also included the XML documentation with the ReflectSoftware.Insight.dll library, so you should see proper intellisense now when calling any of the ReflectInsight logging methods. This was previously available in the past but broke somewhere along the lines.

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Router Service

The Routing Service has been split off from the ReflectInsight installer and is now its own MSI installer. Router service startup mode has been changed to Automatic.

New Message Types

We’ve added the following messages types:

  • SendMiniDumpFile
  • SendTypedCollection (renamed from SendEnumerable which is now deprecated)
  • SendString (can send String and StringBuilder objects, will also show NULL for null strings)
    We also added args to all Send methods where the str parameter has been defined.

Miscellaneous

  • Added Desktop shortcut to Log Viewer installation
  • Code signed all EXE, DLL and MSI’s
  • Added ExceptionHandler to TraceMethod
  • Added named CheckPoints
  • Force config change in by code
  • Ignore physical config change
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Added event OnConfigSettingsInitialized
  • Viewer Scratchpad has been renamed to Watches
  • New sample application for sending to the Windows Event Log

Please download the latest release candidate version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy!

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

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ReflectSoftware Team

Status Update on ReflectInsight 5.3 and Purchase Availability

I know it’s been a while since our last update and I apologize for that. Here is a quick status update on where we stand with releasing the next release.

Update on ReflectInsight 5.3

We’re happy to announce that development on ReflectInsight 5.3 is complete. This is a big release for us in that it has a number of bug fixes, some new features and last but not least, performance improvements, especially for high volume logging. Before we release 5.3, we’re finalizing some tests we’re doing with some external sources. We anticipate we can publish a release candidate build to the general public within a a few days.

Update on Purchase Availability

While we mentioned previously that we we’re trying to target August 1 2014 as our launch date to purchase ReflectInsight, we’re going to push this back a few weeks. We are still continuing to test our purchase and licensing integration. This took us longer than expected and as soon as this is ready, we will make ReflectInsight available to purchase. We would rather see a delay and get it right than rush it out the door.

Release Candidate

We will be posting a release candidate build shortly. So while we finish up our testing of the website with it’s purchasing and licensing integration, we hope you will try out the release candidate and let us know what you think.

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Stay tuned for more information and again thank you for your patience.

Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy!

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

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ReflectSoftware Team

Update available for ReflectInsight v5.2–Preview license extended

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Preview License Extended

As some of you might be aware, the preview license for ReflectInsight v5.2 was set to expire on May 31, 2014. We have decided to extend this deadline and push out the current preview license period from May 31 2014 to September 30 2014.

Our current  release of ReflectInsight is version 5.2.5620.5129. If you don’t already have this installed, please visit our download page and get the latest build.

Some of you might be wondering If you don’t get the latest release before May 31, 2014, will your applications continue to log? Rest assured your in that your applications will continue to log, you will just need to get the latest build of v5.2 in order to view the contents of the binary log files.

Update on ReflectInsight 5.3

We are currently hard at work on finalizing ReflectInsight v5.3 which we’re aiming to release sometime in June 2014. This release will also mark the start of the ability to purchase ReflectInsight. ReflectInsight v5.3 will also come with a 60 day trial, so there will be an overlap from trying out 5.2 and moving to 5.3.

ReflectInsight 5.3 has numerous bug fixes and performance improvements, along with some new features. I’ll follow up with more details about this in the next week or so.

Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy!

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

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ReflectSoftware Team

Announcing updated release of ReflectInsight is now available

ReflectSoftware is pleased to announce the availability of our next release of ReflectInsight, version 5.2.5314.8383.

This update includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

  • Improvement: High DPI support.
  • Improvement: New Office 2013 themes and backstage.
  • Improvement: Support for Common.Logging framework. Available on CodePlex and NuGet.
  • Improvement: General fixes and improvements to the ReflectInsight Logging Library.
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Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy!

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

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ReflectSoftware Team

New Office 2010/2013 Inspired Backstage View in ReflectInsight 5.2

In ReflectInsight 5.2, we’ve changed the Live and Log Viewer ribbon application menu to use the new Office 2010/2013 Backstage view (see below).

The following is an overview for what each of the actions do on the ribbon backstage view:

New

The New button will create a new ReflectInsight log file. If you currently have a file opened with modifications, you will be prompted to save before creating a new file.

Open

The Open button shows additional information in the Open tab content (to the right). Here we have buttons to quickly open up a browse file dialog for the last location browsed (Open) or the Default Location, as configured in the ReflectInsight options.

The Open tab also shows files recently viewed along with recent places. Each of these items can be pinned if you like.

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Save

The Save button will save your current log file. If the log file has yet to be created, then you will be prompted for a filename and location to save it.

Save As

The Save As button shows additional information for saving your log file. From here you can choose to save to a different file or save with or without the user defined views and lastly you can save just the user defined view.

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Help

The Help button shows support and community information. This includes getting started guides, code samples, knowledge base articles and contacting us for support and/or feedback. There is also links to connect with us on our various social accounts.

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Account

The account button shows user account and production information. From here you can get product and version information as well as manually check for updates.

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We hope you enjoy this new version of ReflectInsight. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting release and when it will be available.

The ReflectSoftware Team.

Announcing updated release of ReflectInsight is now available and recent changes to the library

ReflectSoftware is pleased to announce the availability of our next release of ReflectInsight, version 5.1.4730.2511.

This update includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

  • Improvement: Extended Trial period to March 31, 2014.
  • Improvement: Updated logging libraries.
  • Improvement: New support for Enterprise Library Semantic Logging. This is available on CodePlex and NuGet.
  • Improvement: Added new message types for Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) Sources.
  • Improvement: Added Email Listener Destination. Available on CodePlex and NuGet.
  • Improvement: General fixes and improvements to the Configuration Editor.
  • Improvement: ReflectInsight Logging Library configuration now includes support for DestinationBindingGroups.
  • Improvement: General fixes and improvements to the ReflectInsight Logging Library.
  • Improvement: Updated the ReflectInsight Viewer to include a new Check for Updates functionality.
  • Improvement: Removed the NuGet content transformations from all NuGet packages. This will provide greater flexibility into the types of projects that can use the libraries without the need of a config transformation. You will need to now manually add back in the following line to your <configSections>:

  <configSections>
    <section name="insightSettings" type="ReflectSoftware.Insight.ConfigurationHandler,ReflectSoftware.Insight" />
  </configSections>

Please download the latest version of ReflectInsight now and enjoy!

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

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ReflectSoftware Team

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