First Look

First Look

Once you open a log file in LogViewPlus the application should look similar to the above screenshot. LogViewPlus can be thought of as seven distinct areas.

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Quick Toolbar

1. Quick Toolbar

The quick toolbar allows easy access to common functions like opening or closing a file.

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Toolbar

2. Toolbar

The application toolbar contains commands and actions you can use to work with your log files.

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Files and Views

3. Files and Views

On the far left of the screen you should see a tree list which shows you all of the files and views you currently have open. You can use this list to navigate between log files.

Note that this list represents a hierarchy of views on your log file. The element at the base of the hierarchy represents all entries in the log file. As you move away from the base element each generation will have an increasingly focused view of the current log file. Each new generation will have a subset of the log entries available in the previous generation.

Also, note that as you navigate between views LogViewPlus attempts to keep your current record in focus. This allows you to easily view records which were written before and after the current entry - even when moving between views.

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File Indicator

4. File Indicator

This column will appear by default when viewing a merged file. Each distinct color represents a different file. This makes it easy to see at a glance which log entries were written by the same application. Of course, there is also a 'Log File Name' column where you can see the name of the file responsible for the log entry.

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Log Entry Grid

5. Log Entry Grid

The log entry grid is the heart of LogViewPlus. You can use this grid to easily view information about your log file. Note that this grid is color-coded based on the log level. LogViewPlus supports five different log levels: Debug, Info, Warn, Error and Fatal.

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Toolbox Tabs

6. Toolbox Tabs

The toolbox tab allows easy navigation between different LogViewPlus functional areas. These areas include statistics, bookmarks, highlights, directory monitors, file transfers, and notes.

The tab shown is the statistics grid which can be used to give you an idea of how many elements are in your log file. It's designed to give you a quick idea of what important information might be available in this log file.

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Original Entry

7. Original Entry

At the bottom of the application you'll find a text box which contains the original log entry as it would appear in the text file. This log entry will change based on your selection in the log entry grid.

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