log4net Alternatives

    log4net is described as 'tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets. log4net is a port of the excellent log4j framework to the .NET runtime'. There are six alternatives to log4net for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, .NET Framework, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Raygun. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try NLog or ELMAH. Other great apps like log4net are elmah.io (Paid), OneTrueError (Free Personal) and NLogEx (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 12, 2020

    1. Raygun error, crash, and performance monitoring helps customer-centric teams detect, diagnose, and resolve software issues impacting real end-users.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • .NET Framework
      NLog is a free logging platform for .NET with rich log routing and management capabilities. It makes it easy to produce and manage high-quality logs for your application regardless of its size or complexity.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • .NET Framework
      ELMAH (Error Logging Modules and Handlers) is an application-wide error logging facility that is completely pluggable. It can be dynamically added to a running ASP.NET web application, or even all ASP.
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    2. May be the coolest cloud based error logger for .NET web applications. Based on the de-facto standard error component ELMAH, logging errors from your webserver requires nothing more than installing a NuGet package.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Automated error management for .NET applications, including analytics and exception handling.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      A lightweight logging framework for .NET 4.0+.
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