Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader 3.0.0

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dotnet add package Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader --version 3.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader -Version 3.0.0
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<PackageReference Include="Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader" Version="3.0.0" />
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paket add Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader --version 3.0.0
#r "nuget: Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader, 3.0.0"
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// Install Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader&version=3.0.0

// Install Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Serilog.Formatting.Compact.Reader&version=3.0.0

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This package reads (deserializes) JSON log files created by Serilog.Formatting.Compact back into Serilog LogEvents.


Log events are written to a file using CompactJsonFormatter:

using (var fileLog = new LoggerConfiguration()
    .WriteTo.File(new CompactJsonFormatter(), "log.clef")
    fileLog.Information("Hello, {@User}", new { Name = "nblumhardt", Id = 101 });
    fileLog.Information("Number {N:x8}", 42);
    fileLog.Warning("Tags are {Tags}", new[] { "test", "orange" });

        throw new DivideByZeroException();
    catch(Exception ex)
        fileLog.Error(ex, "Something failed");

This creates a log file with content similar to:

{"@t":"2016-10-12T04:46:58.0554314Z","@mt":"Hello, {@User}","User":{"Name":"nblumhardt","Id":101}}
{"@t":"2016-10-12T04:46:58.0684369Z","@mt":"Number {N:x8}","@r":["0000002a"],"N":42}
{"@t":"2016-10-12T04:46:58.0724384Z","@mt":"Tags are {Tags}","@l":"Warning","Tags":["test","orange"]}
{"@t":"2016-10-12T04:46:58.0904378Z","@mt":"Something failed","@l":"Error", "@x":"System.DivideByZer...<snip>"}

An instance of LogEventReader converts each line of the log file back into a LogEvent, which can be manipulated, rendered, or written through another Serilog sink:

using (var console = new LoggerConfiguration()
    using (var clef = File.OpenText("log.clef"))
        var reader = new LogEventReader(clef);
        LogEvent evt;
        while (reader.TryRead(out evt))

Output from the logger:



Events deserialized from JSON are for typical purposes just like the original log events. There are two main things to keep in mind:

  1. JSON doesn't carry all of the type information necessary to determine if, for example, a number is an int or a float. JSON.NET does a good job of deserializing anything that it encounters, but you can't rely on the types here being identical.
  2. Exceptions deserialized this way aren't instances of the original exception type - all you can do with them is call ToString() to get the formatted message and stack trace, which is what 99% of Serilog sinks will do.
Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 is compatible.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
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.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 is compatible.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 is compatible.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
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