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Write Log

Write Log

Write Log


I'm trying to understand what's happening in an inherited vb project and would like to be able to track what the code is doing. With Access VBA I'd just add break points and step through the code.

This project creates a log file to do something similar and these two examples seem to be doing this in part.

general.writeLog("Mode: n/a, CachedID: n/a, Scanned: " & scanCode & _
", Error: invalid code read, invalid gun id.", 2)

general.writeLog("Mode: " & gunArray(gunID).listeningMode & ", cachedID: " & gunArray(gunID).cachedID & ", Scanned: F" & scanCodesub & _
", Action: Cask Not Full", 1)

I'd like to add new writes to the log file at particular points in the code but don't know what they should contain. For example
    I can't find anything in a Google search on general.writelog
    I'm not clear what the parameters 1 and 2 do
    I'm also not clear how many parameters are needed altogether and if there are column headings somewhere
Sorry to be vague here but some pointers as to where to look would be helpful.

RE: Write Log

general.writelog sounds like it could be a procedure named writelog in a module named general, so look for that.

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RE: Write Log

"With Access VBA I'd just add break points and step through the code"
Well, why don't you do the same in VB.NET? You can do it here as well, you know...

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RE: Write Log


Thanks jebenson, you're right, there is a clsGeneralFuncs with things in it including writelog. The second parameter is an integer status, so I need to find what it refers to.

I can't seem to run a copy of the entire application on my home computer for debugging, because in normal use it responds to a barcode reader entering data via a COM port. Don't have one so haven't found a way of getting the bits of vb code to run that I need to work on.

And thanks Andy, see that setting a breakpoint is just the same as in VBA, just need to be able to trigger the code to run, as above.

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