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Project Description

Log2Console is a development tool offering a nice UI to display, filter and search log messages from different logging services: Log4Net, Log4j and NLog.

Note: Your feedback is always welcome (Discussions).

Main Features

  • View Remote Log Events: use a concept similar to Chainsaw Receivers.
  • Fully Customizable and Persistent Preferences (UI and Settings) per Windows Profile.
  • Dynamic Filtering, Grouping, Cycling and Searching.
  • Multiple Receiver suppport (since v1.1).
  • Windows 7 support: Taskbar icons (pause, disable autoscroll, clear all) and Taskbar progress (when messages are received).
  • Requires .NET Framework 2.0 only.


  • File (Standard log or using log4j xml format)
  • UDP IP v4 and v6 (Provides compatibility with log4j and NLog)
  • .NET Remoting (Prefered receiver for log4net)
  • WinDebug (Receiver for OutputDebugString(), in C++)
  • MSMQ (Microsoft Message Queuing)
  • EventLog (Windows Event Log)
  • TCP IP v4 and v6 (primarily NLog for Silverlight)
  • Silverlight Socket Policy (clientaccesspolicy.xml)


More Screenshots here


Last edited Oct 4, 2010 at 11:20 PM by LexLavnikov, version 23