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Is there anyway to programmably flush the buffer in log4net (2)

I'm using log4net with AdoNetAppender. It's seems that the AdoNetAppender has a Flush method. Is there anyway I can call that from my code?

I'm trying to create an admin page to view all the entries in the database log, and I will like to setup log4net with bufferSize=100 (or more), then I want the administrator to be able to click an button on the admin page to force log4net to write the buffered log entries to the database (without shutting down log4net).

Is that possible?


Assuming you're using log4net out of the box, you can dig your way down & flush the appender like this:

public void FlushBuffers()
{
    ILog log = LogManager.GetLogger("whatever");
    var logger = log.Logger as Logger;
    if (logger != null)
    {
        foreach (IAppender appender in logger.Appenders)
        {
            var buffered = appender as BufferingAppenderSkeleton;
            if (buffered != null)
            {
                buffered.Flush();
            }
        }
    }
}

Edit: I wrote the above under the assumption that you wanted to flush the appenders for a specific ILog (probably a bad assumption now that I re-read the question), but as Stefan points out in a comment below, you can simplify the code a little if you want to flush all appenders across the whole repository as follows:

public void FlushBuffers()
{
    ILoggerRepository rep = LogManager.GetRepository();
    foreach (IAppender appender in rep.GetAppenders())
    {
        var buffered = appender as BufferingAppenderSkeleton;
        if (buffered != null)
        {
            buffered.Flush();
        }
    }
}