Logging to elmah.io from ASP.NET / WebForms
This article will explain the steps necessary to log errors from your web application into elmah.io. We also offer more specific guides on ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and a lot of other web- and logging-frameworks. Read through this tutorial and head over to a tutorial specific for your choice of framework afterwards.
This guide is also available as a short video tutorial here:
Create a new ASP.NET MVC project in Visual Studio (you can choose another web project type if you’d like):
Select a project template of your choice:
Navigate to elmah.io and login using username/password or your favorite social provider. When logged in, elmah.io redirects you to the dashboard. Click on Create new log and name your log:
When created, elmah.io shows you the install instructions. Don’t pay too much attention to the install steps, because the rest of this tutorial will guide you through the installation. Keep the page open in order to copy your API key and log ID at a later step:
Navigate back to your web project, right click References and select Manage NuGet Packages:
In the NuGet dialog, search for elmah.io:
Click Install and input your API key and log ID in the dialog appearing during installation of the NuGet package:
You’re ready to rock and roll. Hit F5 and input a URL you know doesn’t exist (like http://localhost:64987/notfound). You should see the standard 404 message displayed in the browser. To verify that the installation of elmah.io is successful, navigate back to the elmah.io dashboard and select the Search tab of your newly created log:
See the notfound error? Congrats! Every error on your application is now logged to elmah.io.
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