Using a Logger Object

Once you retrieve a logger object from LogBox, you are ready to start sending messages. We already covered how to dynamically add/remove/list/check appenders from a logger, so let's look at the other methods we have available:

Instance Members

Every logger has access to the following public variables:

Utility Methods

Logging Methods

As you can probably tell, all logging methods take in a message string an a second argument called extraInfo. This extraInfo argument can be anything from a string, a structure, a query or whatever. This way you can send in a complex structure that the appenders will serialize into message form or log into the appropriate channel. Thus, extraInfo can be very handy when you are building your own custom appenders.

// setting some messages
myLogger = logBox.getLogger( this ); // "com.model.dao" "I just created my first logger" );

    data = dao.getDBData();
catch( any e ){
        "Something really died on my dbdata method: #e.message# #e.detail#",

I hope that by now you understand the basics of loggers and how easy it is to use them.

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