[newbie] Is there data-source for monitoring OutputDebugString (aka, akin to...


[newbie] Is there data-source for monitoring OutputDebugString (aka,...
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I am a newbie exploring its potential for work we do with various data source; the possibilities for LogViewPlus are quite interesting. So here is another in my possible applications for unifying our data sources into a viewing tool.

Is there a LogViewPlus data-source-provider available for "OutputDebugString"; windows stdbug/debug channel?

Monitor debug output on your local system, or any computer on the network that you can reach via TCP/IP.

I.e., having that would enable LogViewPlus to replace usage of either of these (stdbug viewer/consumer tools):
- https://github.com/CobaltFusion/DebugViewPP.
  - code has great discussion of how to obtain/monitor the stdbug channel
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/debugview.

Thanks again for a well thought out website and log-tool offering!
p.s., I could envision a provider-data-source that would actually hook OutputDebugString and expose it as a (localhost) SysLog or UDP socket. Given the use of .NET a "Trace Listener" might also be an approach.
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That is a really interesting idea - thanks!  A data provider to monitor this stream would be a great addition to LogViewPlus.  We have a release in the works at the moment, but I will see if we can get this into the following release. 

I will need to read up on the data source as I have only ever used it via Sysinternals.  It looks like DebugViewPP uses a Sysinternals agent for kernel processing - so that may need to be a separate provider in a later release.

Not sure I understand your p.s.  We have considered adding 'pipe' functionality to LogViewPlus to allow redirecting parsed data to another data-source, but this functionality is more of a 'long term' idea at the moment.  It would really need a service instead of a desktop app.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Toby
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