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AspEventViewer Component - free

Last updated: 01/20/98, Refresh (4/7/98 Initial Release)


If you are long-time fan of our site, you may know about the EventLog ISAPI extension we were providing to read the event log entries online. This ISAPI extension has been converted to a component that can be used in ASP scripts or for "normal" server information gathering from for example Microsoft Excel.

The AspEventViewer component sports all functionality you need to read all three different sources (System, Security and Application) on your local computer as well as any remote computer. Additionally to the functionality of reading the event log, you can also use the component to delete the event log entries.

The API is limited to only a few functions (pseudo-code below):

bool OpenLog(machine, source)
bool CloseLog()
bool ClearLog(machine, source)
long GetFirst()
long GetNext(eventId, eventType, eventSource, eventDate)
bool GetRecord(nRecordNo, eventId, eventType, eventSource, _ 
         eventDate,computername, accountname,error-description)

First of all, you have to open the event log (OpenLog), then you can access entries either via GetRecord (please notice that the accountname return value currently is not implemented!) or iterating over all entries using GetFirst() and GetNext(). Included with the downloadable component are examples for scripting these functions (a shortened version is shown below).

Samples

Sample 1: Iterating over the Application Log

<%
nMaxRecs = 100
Set x = CreateObject("Softwing.EventLogReader")
retval = x.OpenLog(vbNullChar, "Application")
n = x.GetFirst()
nPrevious = n
%>
<TABLE BORDER=0>
<TR>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT></TH><TH ALIGN=LEFT>Date</TH><TH ALIGN=LEFT>Time</TH>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>Source</TH><TH ALIGN=LEFT>Event ID</TH>
</TR>
<%
While nMaxRecs > 0
    n = x.GetNext(EvId, EvType, strEvSource, EvDate)
    WriteIcon EvType
    nPrevious = n
    Response.Write "</TD><TD>" & FormatDateTime(EvDate,2)
    Response.Write "</TD><TD>" & FormatDateTime(EvDate,3)
    Response.Write "</TD><TD>" & strEvSource & "</TD><TD>" & EvId 
    Response.Write "</TD></TR>" & vbCRLF
    nMaxRecs = nMaxRecs - 1
Wend
%>
</TABLE>
<%
retval = x.CloseLog()
%>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" RUNAT="SERVER">
sub WriteIcon(nEvType)
Response.Write "<IMG WIDTH=16 HEIGT=15 BORDER=0 SRC="""
select case nEvType
 case EVENTLOG_SUCCESS
   Response.Write "asuccess"
 case EVENTLOG_ERROR_TYPE
   Response.Write "error"
 case EVENTLOG_WARNING_TYPE
   Response.Write "warning"
 case EVENTLOG_INFORMATION_TYPE
   Response.Write "info"
 case EVENTLOG_AUDIT_SUCCESS 
   Response.Write "afail"
 case EVENTLOG_AUDIT_FAILURE
   Response.Write "asuccess"
end select
Response.Write ".gif"">"
End Sub
</SCRIPT>

Sample 2: Displaying a Single Record

<%
Set x = CreateObject("Softwing.EventLogReader")
retval = x.OpenLog(vbNullChar, "Application")
nRecord = Trim(Request.QueryString("Id"))
retval = x.GetRecord(nRecord, EvId, EvType, strSource, _
				EvDate, strComputer, strAccount, strDesc)
%>

<TABLE width="95%" BORDER=0 cellspacing=2>
<TR>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>Date</TH><TD><%=FormatDateTime(EvDate,2)%></TD>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>Event ID</TH><TD><%=EvId%></TD>
</TR><TR>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>Time</TH><TD><%=FormatDateTime(EvDate,3)%></TD>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>Source</TH><TD><%=strSource%></TD>
</TR><TR>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>User</TH><TD></TD>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>Type</TH><TD><%WriteIcon EvType%></TD>
</TR><TR>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>Computer</TH><TD><%=strComputer%></TD>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT>Category</TH><TD></TD>
</TR><TR>
	<TH ALIGN=LEFT colspan=4>Description:</TH>
</TR><TR>
	<TD colspan=4><%=strDesc%></TD>
</TR></TABLE>

<%
retval = x.CloseLog()
%>

Installation and Download

Before using the component you have to register it using the regsvr32 utility: regsvr32 evviewer.dll.

Download (size is approx. 80KB)
The most current version number of the component is 1.00.002. It is compiled with Visual C++ 6.0 SP1 using MFC statically linked.

If you do have any questions, please feel free to send mail to Christoph Wille.

 

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