CkLog C++ Reference Documentation

CkLog

Current Version: 9.5.0.73

Handy logging class exposing much of the functionality used internally by Chilkat for LastErrorText, LastErrorXml, and LastErrorHtml.

Object Creation

// Local variable on the stack
CkLog obj;

// Dynamically allocate/delete
CkLog *pObj = new CkLog();
// ...
delete pObj;

Properties

DebugLogFilePath
void get_DebugLogFilePath(CkString &str);
const char *debugLogFilePath(void);
void put_DebugLogFilePath(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

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LastErrorHtml
void get_LastErrorHtml(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorHtml(void);

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorText
void get_LastErrorText(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorText(void);

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorXml
void get_LastErrorXml(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorXml(void);

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastMethodSuccess
bool get_LastMethodSuccess(void);
void put_LastMethodSuccess(bool newVal);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of true indicates success, a value of false indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = true and failure = false.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to true. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

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Utf8
bool get_Utf8(void);
void put_Utf8(bool newVal);

When set to true, all "const char *" arguments are interpreted as utf-8 strings. If set to false (the default), then "const char *" arguments are interpreted as ANSI strings. Also, when set to true, and Chilkat method returning a "const char *" is returning the utf-8 representation. If set to false, all "const char *" return values are ANSI strings.

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VerboseLogging
bool get_VerboseLogging(void);
void put_VerboseLogging(bool newVal);

If set to true, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is false. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

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Version
void get_Version(CkString &str);
const char *version(void);

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

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Methods

Clear
void Clear(const char *initialTag);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Clears the log. The initialTag is the initial top-level context tag for the new log.

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EnterContext
void EnterContext(const char *tag);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Enters a new context labelled with the given tag. Must be paired with a matching call to LeaveContext.

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LeaveContext
void LeaveContext(void);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Leaves the current context. A context that is entered and exited without any logging within the context is automatically removed from the log. (To say it another way: Empty contexts are automaticallly removed from the log upon leaving the context.)

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LogData
void LogData(const char *tag, const char *message);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Adds a tagged message to the log (i.e. a name/value pair).

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LogDataBase64
void LogDataBase64(const char *tag, CkByteData &data);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs binary data in base64 format.

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LogDataHex
void LogDataHex(const char *tag, CkByteData &data);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs binary data in hex format.

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LogDataMax
void LogDataMax(const char *tag, const char *message, int maxNumChars);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs a string, but only up to the 1st maxNumChars characters of the string.

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LogDateTime
void LogDateTime(const char *tag, bool gmt);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs the current date/time in RFC822 format. If gmt is true, then the GMT/UTC time is logged. Otherwise it is the local time.

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LogError
void LogError(const char *message);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs an error within the current context.

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LogInfo
void LogInfo(const char *message);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs an informational message within the current context.

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LogInt
void LogInt(const char *tag, int value);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs an integer.

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LogInt64
void LogInt64(const char *tag, __int64 value);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs a 64-bit integer.

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LogTimestamp
void LogTimestamp(const char *tag);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Logs the current time in HH:MM:SS:mmm format.

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SaveLastError
bool SaveLastError(const char *path);

Saves the last-error information (the contents of LastErrorXml) to an XML formatted file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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