Welcome to NLog
NLog is a free logging platform for .NET, Silverlight and Windows Phone with rich log routing and management capabilities. NLog makes it easy to produce and manage high-quality logs for your application regardless of its size or complexity.
NLog can process diagnostic messages emitted from any .NET language (C#, VB.NET etc.), augment them with contextual information (date and time, severity, thread, process, environment), format according to your preferences and send to one or more targets.
.NET, C/C++ and COM interop APIs are supported so that all your application components including legacy modules written in C++/COM can route their log messages through a common engine.
Easy to configure
NLog has cross-platform support: .NET Framework, .NET Compact Framework and Mono (on Windows and Unix)
Targets are used to display, store or pass log messages to another destination.
There are more than 30 targets provided out-of the box, including:
FilesWrite logs to any number of files, with automatic file naming and archival
Event LogWrite to event log local or remote
DatabaseStore your logs in databases supported by .NET
There are also wrapper targets which provide buffering, load balacing, failover situations, asynchronous writing and many more scenarios. The full list of targets is available on the wiki. If you didn't find the target to fit your needs, you can easily write a custom one.
The source code is available under the terms of BSD license.