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Application Log View

The Application Log view is designed to display information on the events taking place during the program execution. The larger part of this information consists of events generated by the operations and the operations results.

The Application Log view

Pic 1. The Application Log view

The Application Log view is located by default at the bottom of the MSI Package Builder main window and displays the log in form of a tree Pic 1. The description for any logged event is by default wrapped, so that you can easily read it. If you would like to have more events visible at the same time, you can configure the Application Log view to display only one line per event by disabling the Wrap Text option from the Configuration menu.

Every event in the Application Log is assigned a severity level represented by a certain icon. The icon allows you to see if the operation has finished successfully without reading the description. The following icons are available:

Info

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the blue icon with an 'i' character means that everything is OK;

Cancel

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the brown circle icon with a cross-cut line is used to identify that the task was canceled by user or due to shutdown of the underlying system;

Warning

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the yellow icon with an exclamation mark is the warning sign: it tells you that some errors have occurred, but they are not critical. In such a case, there is no guarantee that the operation has actually succeeded;

Error

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the red icon with a white cross is the error sign: it means that the operation execution has failed.

Analyzing the Application Log can help you a lot in your everyday work with MSI Package Builder, because this log contains all the information on the executed operations and provides you with troubleshooting recommendations in case any problems are detected.

Functions Overview

Export All

Export All

The Export All button should be used to export the application log to the CSV file.

Clear Log

Clear Log

The Clear Log button should be used to remove all the logged events from the program.

Full Expand

Full Expand

The Full Expand button from the Application Log view toolbar should be used to expand all nodes in the table of logged events.

Full Collapse

Full Collapse

The Full Collapse button from the Application Log view toolbar should be used to collapse all nodes in the table of logged events.

The options of clearing the application log, expanding nodes in the tree of logged events and collapsing them are also available from the pop-up menu of the Application Log tree Pic 1. The layout of the Application Log view, including the visible columns, the column widths, the sorting settings and the text wrapping, is saved between sessions.