Visual LogParser

Visual LogParser 1.2

Free
You can query any log and data sources with a complexe SQL query
 
1.2.0.6 (See all)

As an application developper you often need to write some logs for your application, and hopefully there is actually many framework to ease your pain: Log4net, Entlib Logging Application Block, etc. But when it come to read those logs, extract statistics or to do some alert or action on them, things become harder. Actually a free command line tool from Microsoft name LogParser and it is quite awesome: you can query any log and data sources (database, event log, iis logs, file system, registry, etc.) with a complexe SQL query (I mean with functions, group by, etc.). More here: LogParser

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