Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild 1.5.0

.NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.7.2
dotnet add package Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild --version 1.5.0
NuGet\Install-Package Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild -Version 1.5.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild" Version="1.5.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild --version 1.5.0
#r "nuget: Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild, 1.5.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild&version=1.5.0

// Install Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild&version=1.5.0

A Serilog sink for MSBuild

License: Apache License 2.0 Nuget package: Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild

How to use

using Microsoft.Build.Utilities;
using Serilog;

public class MyTask: Task {

    public override bool Execute() {
        using (ILogger _logger = new LoggerConfiguration().WriteTo.MSBuild(this).CreateLogger()) {
            _logger.Information("Hello from my custom Serilog-powered task");
            // [...]
            return true;

Important properties

Some Serilog properties carry meaningful information for MSBuild, like message code, file and line and column numbers.

They are covered in Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild.MSBuildMessages.


Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows net7.0 net7.0-android net7.0-ios net7.0-maccatalyst net7.0-macos net7.0-tvos net7.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48 net481
MonoAndroid monoandroid
MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen40 tizen60
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos
Compatible target framework(s)
Additional computed target framework(s)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.

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Version Downloads Last updated
1.5.0 392 8/29/2022
1.4.0 1,330 7/11/2021
1.3.1 261 4/18/2021
1.3.0 5,446 10/31/2020
1.2.1 1,493 8/10/2019
1.2.0 459 7/15/2019
1.1.1 407 7/6/2019
1.1.0 437 7/5/2019
1.0.0 419 7/4/2019

.NET Framework 4.5 and MSBuild versions prior to 15 are no longer supported.

Specifying help links for warnings and errors is now supported through a new logging property.

The translation from Serilog to MSBuild events is streamlined:
Serilog errors and fatals are both mapped as MSBuild errors and treated identically,
and if a Serilog message has an exception, its ToString() representation will be appended to the end.