EggEgg.CSharp-Logger 4.1.0-rc54

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csharp-logger

A convenient C# Logger implementation, with reliable console interaction encapsulation support available.

You can download it on nuget.org by searching EggEgg.CSharp-Logger.

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Update

v4.1.0

  • Added CancellationToken parameter for ConsoleWrapper.ReadLineAsync.
  • To improve compatibility, now ConsoleWrapper won't set Console.TreatControlCAsInput as true while initializing. ConsoleWrapper.ShutDownRequest will contain meaningful sender and args also.
  • Fixed an issue where when using ConsoleWrapper, if no logs were output after reading started, the InputPrefix being read may not be displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where using ConsoleWrapper with the command prompt on Windows 7 would cause an issue when inputting multiple lines of data.
  • Fixed an issue whereby using the default constructor to initialize LoggerConfig might result in unexpected parameters.
  • Now supports adding history at its startup using Log.Initialize or ConsoleWrapper.Initialize.
Breaking Changes

The interface API of IAutoCompleteHandler has been altered to provide implementers with better control. For details, refer to the definitions of IAutoCompleteHandler and SuggestionResult.

public class SuggestionResult
{
    /// <summary>
    /// The suggestion based on the context.
    /// </summary>
    public IList<string>? Suggestions { get; set; }
    /// <summary>
    /// The start index in the provided text to fill in the suggestions (replace). Only apply to the first suggestion.
    /// </summary>
    public int StartIndex { get; set; }
    /// <summary>
    /// The end index in the provided text to fill in the suggestions (replace). If want to replace all contents after user's cursor, set -1. Only apply to the first suggestion.
    /// </summary>
    public int EndIndex { get; set; } = -1;
}

public interface IAutoCompleteHandler
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Get the suggestions based on the current input.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="text">The full line of input.</param>
    /// <param name="index">The position where the user's cursor on.</param>
    SuggestionResult GetSuggestions(string text, int index);
}
Known Issues

In a very small number of running environments, when there is Chinese text in the input area of ConsoleWrapper, the Console.GetCursorPosition method or the Console.CursorLeft call becomes blocked (unless new characters are pressed multiple times, such as the right arrow key), resulting in lag or unresponsiveness. Attempts to resolve this issue have been unsuccessful.

v4.0.2

  • Added support for .NET 8.0 and compatibility with Native AOT.

  • Now, when using the BaseLogger constructor overload BaseLogger(LoggerConfig, LogFileConfig) and similar overloads, you can specify LogFileConfig.AllowFallback to automatically use an existing log file if one has already been created.
    BaseLogger.LogFileExists can be used to check if a log file with the corresponding FileIdentifier already exists.

  • Added the Error Trace feature. You can use extension methods such as LoggerChannel.LogErrorTrace to output exception information. It will output the detailed exception information to latest.errtrace.log, while only displaying the exception message (Exception.Message) on the console.
    The extension methods are available for both LoggerChannel and BaseLogger. The methods are not added to Log, so you need to use LogTrace to invoke them. The latest.errtrace.log file will only be created on the first call to the relevant methods. Here is an example of the effect:

    03:06:51 <Erro:ErrorTraceTest> Error trace test raised an exception. System.NotImplementedException: This is a test error in Logger-test. (Trace ID: 38c3a0bf-b67a-457a-a5b7-8672d7fbc8a5)
    
  • The values of LoggerConfig now have read-only tags removed, which means you don't always have to initialize with the constructor. Note that this does not mean that you can modify the configuration of the Logger after initialization; a deep copy will be automatically returned when the relevant property is called.

v4.0.1

  • Fixed the issue whereby the file created in the constructor of BaseLogger using the overload BaseLogger(LoggerConfig, LogFileConfig) could not be utilized in the overload BaseLogger(LoggerConfig, string).
  • Fixed the issue whereby after using the overload BaseLogger(LoggerConfig, LogFileConfig) in the constructor of BaseLogger, multiple files with the same name or only case-insensitive differences were allowed to be created without checks.

These fixes also apply to other similar overloads.

v4.0.0

This version almost re-implements the entire logger, extracting the main functions of the static class Log and encapsulating them into BaseLogger. The original functions are not affected and some bugs have been fixed, but there may be some breaking changes.

Please note that although BaseLogger is a complete log implementation, you must first call Log.Initialize to use it. In addition, although different initialization LoggerConfig can be provided for each BaseLogger, its key fields must be consistent with the version provided when Log.Initialize, to keep the behavior of Logger consistent throughout the program.
The affected fields at this stage are: Use_Console_Wrapper, Use_Working_Directory, Max_Output_Char_Count, Enable_Detailed_Time.

Main changes:

  • Fixed the problem that due to the defect of the timing algorithm, the log processing background task will not wait for the specified time after processing the log.

  • Fixed the problem that in most cases, the waiting time for cleaning (1.5s) will reach the maximum value, and it is still possible that the console cleaning cannot be completed.

  • Fixed the problem that when not reading input by ConsoleWrapper, event ConsoleWrapper.ShutDownRequest cannot be triggered by pressing Ctrl+C, until someone starting reading input again.

  • Fixed the problem that in certain conditions, ConsoleWrapper accepts invalid characters.

  • Fixed the problem that when providing some log methods and members including Log.PushLog with invalid LogLevel, the logs will enter the handle queue and possibly make the handle thread crash.

  • A new KMP-based algorithm is used to analyze color tag information, which speeds up processing. See Benchmark data for details.

  • Added LogTextWriter that implements the abstract class TextWriter. But note that it uses a buffer to maintain characters that have not been wrapped; that is, all content before the newline character is not displayed in Logger.
    If some external code uses Console's methods and you use ConsoleWrapper (such as CommandLineParser), you must provide an instance of LogTextWriter for it.

  • To make sender param not required for each time of logging, LoggerChannel is added. For code that implements a certain logic, it usually passes the same sender parameter when calling the Log method, in which condition you can create LoggerChannel with this sender to reduce the amount of code and increase maintainability.

  • Some static methods pointing to the corresponding methods of BaseLogger were created in the Log static class.

  • Now you can set whether to enable time details by setting LoggerConfig.Enable_Detailed_Time. By default, the time recorded by Logger is only accurate to the second and does not include the date, corresponding to the formatted string HH:mm:ss.
    After enabling time details, the details of the log submission time up to one-seventh of a second will be displayed. The corresponding formatted string is yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss fff ffff. The two parts fff and ffff represent the millisecond level and the ten-thousandth of a millisecond (100 nanoseconds, 0.1 microseconds) level, such as 2023-08-22 15:43:36 456 4362. This configuration requires global unity and is effective for both console and log file output.

  • When creating a new log file, you can use LogFileConfig.IsPipeSeparatedFormat to indicate whether the created log file is a pipe-separated value file (PSV).
    Outputting the log as a table is helpful for analysis when the data volume is extremely large, especially if a large amount of modular code in the program does not change the sender parameter when calling the Log method. This configuration does not affect the content output to the console, and for some performance considerations, currently only | is accepted as the separator. The output format is:

    [time]|[level]|[sender]|[content]
    23:14:17|Warn|TestSender|Push a warning log!
    
  • Now you can provide a basedlogger parameter for LogTraceListener and LogTextWriter to change their output target BaseLogger. The default value is still Log.GlobalBasedLogger shared by the global static class Log.

  • Some codes of tonerdo/readline are used to implement the new version of ConsoleWrapper. But please note that this version of the nuget package does not include references to the nuget package ReadLine, nor does it include the ReadLine class. All operations are still encapsulated as ConsoleWrapper.

  • The experience of modifying text when the text volume is large in ConsoleWrapper has been greatly improved.

  • Now setting ConsoleWrapper.AutoCompleteHandler can auto-complete user input.

  • Optimized the method indication in the Log, BaseLogger and LoggerChannel classes.

  • Now you can indicate that the content of the current line should not be included in the command input history by using ConsoleWrapper.ReadLine(false). This is useful when prompting the user to input information that is specific to a certain context (e.g., a confirmation prompt like Type 'y' to confirm, 'n' to refuse).

Breaking changes

  • The property Log.CustomConfig is renamed to Log.GlobalConfig, and an access attempt to Log.GlobalConfig before invoking Log.Initialize will raise InvalidOperationException.

  • Now if the user indicates to use the program path (provided false for LoggerConfig.Use_Working_Directory) during Log.Initialize and it cannot be accessed, compared with the previous implementation, it will not issue a warning that the program will fallback to the working directory. Similarly, there will be no warning prompts if an error occurs when compressing past log files.

  • IMPORTANT: In the new version, the default color Logger using in Console is changed to ConsoleColor.Gray to be consistent to most Console implements. You can also change this setting by Log.GlobalDefaultColor property now.

  • IMPORTANT: In the new version, when Log.Initialize processing past logs, not only latest.log and latest.debug.log, but any log files under the logs folder that match the pattern latest.*.log will be renamed to the last time they were written.
    They are also affected by automatic log compression, but this is actually consistent with past behavior.

  • Now if invoking Log.Initialize or BaseLogger.Initialize on platforms not supporting the Console with LoggerConfig.Console_Minimum_LogLevel not set to LogLevel.None, an exception will be immerdiately thrown.
    You can also use this logger on these platforms, but outputing logs to the Console should be disabled. Windows, macOS, Linux are treated as supported platforms currently.

  • Now at the end of the program, the leave time given to Logger is 1000ms, and the leave time given to console output (whether it is normal output or ConsoleWrapper) is 500ms (it will only be performed after Logger's cleaning work is completed). In previous versions, these two numbers were 300ms and 1200ms respectively.

  • The color judgment uses a new algorithm, so it may not be "bug compatible" with the previous implementation.

  • ConsoleWrapper uses a new algorithm, developers try to put the breaking changes caused by it below, but the fixed bugs may not be listed.

  • ConsoleWrapper used to support pasting multi-line text into the input with newline characters reserved (although there will be problems when modifying the text); now it does not support this function, and all newline characters pasted will be replaced with two spaces.

    The list of recognized newline sequences is CR (U+000D), LF (U+000A), CRLF (U+000D U+000A), NEL (U+0085), LS (U+2028), FF (U+000C), and PS (U+2029). This list is given by the Unicode Standard, Sec. 5.8, Recommendation R4 and Table 5-2.

    However, due to some terminals overriding the Ctrl+V shortcut, if your program utilizes the "converting newline characters to spaces for a single input" feature, you may need to prompt the user to use the Ctrl+Alt+V shortcut to trigger the built-in paste mechanism. When the clipboard text is large, using the built-in paste can significantly improve the performance of the input box.
    The following table lists the support for various consoles when the shortcut keys in the table header reach ConsoleWrapper. "Supported" means that newline characters will be correctly converted to two spaces; "Not supported" means that the terminal overrides the shortcut key, causing newline characters in the clipboard to become carriage returns; "Blocked" means that the terminal neither overrides the shortcut key as paste nor passes the key to the program, i.e., the key is completely ignored (mostly due to conflicts with other shortcut keys). The test environment is Windows 11.

    Terminal Type Ctrl+V Ctrl+Shift+V Ctrl+Alt+V Windows+V (Paste selected clipboard record)
    Windows cmd.exe Supported Supported Supported Supported
    Windows powershell.exe Supported Supported Supported Supported
    Windows Terminal Not supported Not supported Supported Not supported
    VSCode Integrated Terminal (powershell, windows) Supported Not supported Blocked Supported
    VSCode Integrated Terminal (cmd, windows) Not supported Not supported Blocked Not supported
    VSCode Integrated Terminal (Git Bash MINGW64, windows) Not supported Not supported Blocked Not supported
    VSCode Integrated Terminal (Javascript Debug Terminal, windows) Supported Not supported Blocked Supported
    VSCode Integrated Terminal (Bash, Remote) Not supported Not supported Blocked Not supported
    Visual Studio Developer Powershell Integrated Terminal Supported Supported Blocked Supported
    Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt Integrated Terminal Supported Not supported Blocked Supported

    In summary, if your program does rely on this mechanism, please prompt the user to use Ctrl+Alt+V in Windows Terminal. In other environments, Ctrl+V can be used.

  • ConsoleWrapper now supports history merging similar to bash, that is, executing a command multiple times in a row will not leave multiple records in history.

  • ConsoleWrapper will no longer include unconfirmed input in the command history. Therefore, pressing the up/down arrow keys will not include unconfirmed input. For example, if you enter 1[Enter]2[Enter][Up Arrow][Enter] without any thread waiting for ConsoleWrapper.ReadLine, the third call to ConsoleWrapper.ReadLine will return an empty string (in previous versions, it would return 2).

  • The new reading method of ConsoleWrapper is similar to GNU Readline, but this causes a conflict with the past behavior of Ctrl+C, so the function of Ctrl+C triggering the ConsoleWrapper.ShutDownRequest event is retained. In addition to this, all other functions of the attached GNU readline shortcut keys can be regarded as breaking changes.

  • In order to support the input of Chinese and full-width characters and other wide characters, while avoiding the processing of various corner cases, now ConsoleWrapper reduces the number of characters that can fit in a single line by 1 bit, which is reserved as the extra space for full-width characters.

  • Now, if a command input line have characters exceeding the console window, it won't be recorded in the input history. You can set ConsoleWrapper.HistoryMaximumChars to change the default behaviour.
    Set it to a positive value can apply the limit, 0 can stop the history (since then), and -1 can cancel the limit.

  • This project will not be backward compatible with any version below .NET 6.0 in the future, including .NET Standard 2.1.

Features

  • Basic log implementation
    Usage: First Log.Initialize(LoggerConfig), then Log.Info(content, sender), Log.Erro(...)Log.Warn(...)Log.Dbug(...). You can also first call Log.GetChannel(sender) to determine a sender parameter, and then call logchan.LogInfo(content).

  • Color output Support
    Just add xml tags in text, like:<color=Red>Output as red color</color>.
    The Color value should be a valid value in ConsoleColor, e.g. "Red", "Green". Recognized color tags will be removed in the log file.

  • Parallel user input/log output support
    If you want to read the user's input while outputting logs in parallel (e.g. making a CLI program), ConsoleWrapper is provided.
    You can set the value of ConsoleWrapper.InputPrefix as a waiting-input prefix, just like mysql> or ubuntu ~$, and use ConsoleWrapper.ReadLineAsync to read inputs from the user. You can also set ConsoleWrapper.AutoCompleteHandler and enable auto-completion of user's input.
    It accepts some GNU readline shortcut keys to read data, but comparing with other .NET GNU readline implementions, it fully supports Chinese and full-width characters input. The following table is the support list:

    Shortcut key Function
    Ctrl+A / HOME Go to the beginning of the input
    Ctrl+B / Move the cursor back one character (usually move left)
    Ctrl+C Different from GNU readline, it means to terminate the program
    Ctrl+E / END Go to the end of the input
    Ctrl+F / Move the cursor forward one character (usually move right)
    Ctrl+H / Backspace Delete one character before the cursor
    Tab Auto complete
    Shift+Tab Previous auto complete
    Ctrl+J / Enter Confirm input
    Ctrl+K Cut off the characters from the cursor position (including) to the end of the input
    Ctrl+L Clear the input area
    Ctrl+M The effect is equivalent to enter
    Ctrl+N / Next command history
    Ctrl+P / Previous command history
    Ctrl+U Cut off the characters from the cursor position (not including) to the beginning of the input
    Ctrl+W Cut off a word before the cursor, that is, cut off the characters from the cursor position (not including) to the first space behind (usually left) (not including)
    Ctrl+T Abandoned due to the introduction of Chinese, full-width input support Transpose (reverse) the character before the current cursor position with the character after it, and move the cursor forward one position
    Backspace Delete one character before the cursor
    Ctrl+D / Delete Delete one character at the cursor position

    In addition, it can read data larger than 4096 bits without any configuration. But please note that when the user's input is very large and the console frequently outputs logs, it may affect performance. It is disabled by default, and you can enable it through LoggerConfig(use_Console_Wrapper: true).

  • Output Quantity Limit
    Outputting a large amount of information to the console can severely impact performance. You can set the maximum output limit for each log message using LoggerConfig.Max_Output_Char_Count. If a log message exceeds this value, its content will not be displayed in the console, and a special warning will be shown instead. You can find the content in the log file.
    You can also disable this feature by setting it to -1.

  • Auto Compress Logs
    If there are logs created 1 day ago, they will be compressed into a zip file like logs.[Date].zip.

  • Record logs as a table
    When creating each new log file, you can use LogFileConfig.IsPipeSeparatedFormat to indicate whether the log file should be in Pipe-separated values format (PSV).
    Outputting logs as a table helps with analysis when dealing with large amounts of data, especially if the Log method is called by modularized code that does not change the sender parameter. This configuration does not affect the content output to the console, and currently only accepts | as the separator for performance reasons. The output format is:

    [time]|[level]|[sender]|[content]
    23:14:17|Warn|TestSender|Push a warning log!
    

Best Practices

  1. Call Log.Initialize(LoggerConfig) at the entry point of the program (or anywhere else, the earlier the better) to initialize globally, then start using the log related methods.

  2. Be careful to configure the various functions of LoggerConfig. If you just want to use it as a regular logger, here is a recommended configuration:

    Log.Initialize(new LoggerConfig(
        max_Output_Char_Count: -1,
        use_Console_Wrapper: false,
        use_Working_Directory: true,
    #if DEBUG
        global_Minimum_LogLevel: LogLevel.Verbose,
        console_Minimum_LogLevel: LogLevel.Information,
    #else
        global_Minimum_LogLevel: LogLevel.Information,
        console_Minimum_LogLevel: LogLevel.Information,
    #endif
        debug_LogWriter_AutoFlush: true,
        is_PipeSeparated_Format: false,
        enable_Detailed_Time: false
        ));
    
  3. If you want to use the ConsoleWrapper function, you need to set the use_Console_Wrapper in the above LoggerConfig to true, and then start using its function.

  4. When creating a new log file, you can use LogFileConfig.IsPipeSeparatedFormat to indicate whether the created log file is a pipe-separated value file (PSV).
    Outputting the log as a table is helpful for filtering and analysis when the data volume is extremely large, especially if a large amount of modular code in the program does not change the sender parameter when calling the Log method. You can use BaseLogger(LoggerConfig, LogFileConfig) to create a BaseLogger and its log file specifically for statistical data, and make content also use a similar PSV format for data query.

  5. You can enable the time detail of the log by setting enable_Detailed_Time in LoggerConfig to true. By default, the time recorded by Logger is only accurate to the second and does not include the date, corresponding to the formatted string HH:mm:ss.
    After enabling time details, it will display the details of the log submission time up to one-seventh of a second, and the corresponding formatted string is yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss fff ffff, the two parts fff and ffff represent the millisecond level and the ten-thousandth of a millisecond (100 nanoseconds, 0.1 microseconds) level, such as 2023-08-22 15:43:36 456 4362. This configuration requires global unity and is effective for both console and log file output.

  6. If the program uses CommandLineParser, please redirect its output TextWriter. Use code as follows:

    public readonly static Parser DefaultCommandsParser = new Parser(config =>
    {
        // Set custom ConsoleWriter during construction
        config.HelpWriter = TextWriter.Synchronized(new LogTextWriter("CommandLineParser"));
    });
    
  7. If you're using ConsoleWrapper, you'd better subscribe event ConsoleWrapper.ShutDownRequested to do certain responses when the user pressing Ctrl+C. Notice that sender and args provided by the EventHandler make no sense.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET 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 was computed.  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 is compatible.  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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A convenient C# Logger implementation, with reliable console interaction encapsulation support available.