LogViewPlus Release Notes


Version 2.2.6


New Features

  • LogViewPlus now allows you to change a password globally for servers with matching credentials.
  • Copying log entries from the grid will now preserve highlighting with a target white background.
  • OriginalLogEntry can now only be set once.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a major an issue with determining the current log item.
  • Fixed a major issue with navigating files systems differentiated by user name.
  • Improved navigation when AutoScroll is enabled.
  • Fixed an exception which could occur when backtracking in the ParserWizard.
  • Upgraded 3rd party networking libraries.
  • Fixed all outstanding FxCop warnings.
  • Minor technical changes and bug fixes.

Version 2.2


New Features

  • Filters can now be added to a new 'Search Results' window.
  • When opening a file, you can now manually select the parser.
  • You can now specify a merge file name to merge multiple files on opening.
  • Improved support for parsing files with fixed width dates.
  • Added auto-scroll command back to the quick actions commands list.
  • Added automatic detection of dates in yyyyMMdd or ddMMyy formats.
  • The ParserWizard sample log entry will should be the first line of the log file if parsing fails.
  • Changed the font size on the log view tree.
  • Ctrl+A can now be used to select all threads or loggers when filtering.
  • Creating a filter for each logger or thread will now respect wildcards.
  • Filters can now search for an empty string (helpful when fields are missing).
  • A lot of improvements for users with high DPI settings.
  • You can now auto-hide bookmark notes.
  • Improved ParserWizard date parse exception handling.
  • Revisited the file size algorithm to improve the output string.
  • Added new %d{filedate-namescan} operator so log entry dates can be populated from a file.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a bug with text selection in the log entry text box.
  • Fixed an issue with opening large log files with an incorrectly configured parser.
  • Fixed issue with searching for loggers or threads which contain spaces.
  • Fixed an issue with bookmarks selection and note tracking.
  • Fixed an issue with log item selection when the grid is in tail mode.
  • Fixed an issue with SCP URLs which referenced root directories.
  • Fixed an issue with creating 'Open' commands.
  • Fixed a navigation issue when moving from root to a grandchild when a duplicate exists.
  • Fixed an issue with looking up a log entry in the source log file when the source has been closed.
  • Improved error handling when parsing EVTX files.
  • Fixed an issue with XML parsing after an initial failure.
  • Fixed an issue with ParserWizard entering edit mode when a XML cannot be parsed.
  • Fixed issue with context menu on folders which do not exist.
  • Fixed issue with processing local files with a ADS such as a zone identifier.
  • Fixed an issue with asynchronous overlapped IO file reads.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.1.14


New Features

  • Significant performance improvements when reading EVTX files.
  • EVTX file load progress is now shown with a progress bar.
  • Notification column will now only be shown if needed.
  • Added the ability to create multiple text filters by pasting text with new lines.
  • Added tail command to quick access list to make it more accessible.
  • Added date and time settings. Revisited settings arrangement.
  • New date time settings give greater control over time zones and timestamp appearance.
  • Improved performance when navigating between filters.

Issues Resolved

  • Delete key will now close the view even if the log entry grid is selected.
  • Fix for a bug which could occur when loading large entries from an EVTX file.
  • Fixed issue with the ParserWizard when configuring the DSV parser with a multi-line example.
  • Fixed an issue with notification type being shown incorrectly in settings.
  • Fixed issue with parsing XML with an unexpected BOM.
  • Fixed issue with SCP URLs in file explorer.
  • Fix for a COMException which could sometimes occur when scrolling a textbox.
  • Fixed an issue with opening a file that is an invalid URI.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.1.13


New Features

  • LogViewPlus can now notify you when a filter detects new log entries.
  • LogViewPlus now automatically tracks and remembers your workspace.
  • Workspaces will now persist highlights.
  • ESC key to close a filter or view will no longer be the default.
  • To improve performance, LogViewPlus will no longer save large log entry samples.
  • Upgraded third-party libraries.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue with reloading merge files when a directory monitor is reloaded.
  • Fixed an issue with creating multiple logger or thread filters with wildcards.
  • Fixed an issue with applying a pre-saved template.
  • Fixed an issue with saving application settings.
  • Fixed an issue with pasting a filter that has been cut and then deleted.
  • Fixed an issue with spin edits showing decimal places.
  • Fixed an issue with invalid characters in templates.
  • Fixed an issue with invalid regex highlights.
  • XML export now supports invalid XML characters.
  • Fixed an issue with invalid characters in XML parsers.
  • Increased timeout on application image initialization.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.1.5


New Features

  • Revisited tail. Auto-scroll now works by selecting the last log entry.
  • Whitespace prefixing a log entry message is now preserved.
  • ParserWizard now does not allow editing of an existing file name pattern.
  • Improved application memory usage.
  • Simplified directory monitor configuration options.
  • Improved JSON and XML error handling.
  • Improved wildcard text searching.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a major issue with selecting an alternate file your history.
  • Updated directory monitor spin edit to block decimal types.
  • Fixed an issue with searching for whole word matches.
  • Improved wildcard search identification.
  • Fixed an issue with hyperlinks in the ParserWizard.
  • Added code to prevent running the ParserWizard if a file name pattern is not set.
  • Fixed an issue with comparing log entries with a third party tool.
  • Fixed an issue with sorting loggers and threads during filter selection.
  • LogViewPlus now requires at least 100 MB of available memory to run.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.1


New Features

  • Lots of work to the ParserWizard and parser configuration management.
  • Added Invert command to filter context menu to quickly convert to Include or Exclude.
  • Added support for multi-selection instant filters based on log item selection.
  • Simplified creation of multiple logger and thread filters.
  • ParserWizard can now support fixed length fields.
  • Merge indicator bar will now take into account if the file has been renamed.
  • Saving workspaces and templates now provides existing values to facilitate easier overwrites.
  • Upgraded 3rd party networking components.

Issues Resolved

  • Updated SFTP tail mechanism to resolve a customer incident.
  • Improved error handling in Log4Xml parser.
  • Improved scanning in XML and JSON parsers.
  • Fixed issue with AM / PM parsing.
  • Fixed an issue with remote server friendly names.
  • Fixed an issue with elapsed times getting out of sync with the view.
  • Fixed an issue with opening history items with the same name.
  • Fixed an issue where escape closing a form could close the view.
  • Fixed a culture specific issue with copying and pasting text.
  • Fixed an issue with double clicking to opens a recent file with SFTP.
  • Fixed issue with setting the exclude flag in custom filters.
  • Graph legend is now always visible.
  • Changed timestamp format on SFTP logging.
  • Improved error handling and resolution for misconfigured parsers.
  • Fixed issue with Open File Dialog showing a border in some skins.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.0.23


New Features

  • Improved logger and thread filter selection.
  • Added ability format secondary log levels.
  • Excluding log entries is now a checkbox rather than a radio edit.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue with accessing previously unknown SMB computers.
  • XML parsers can now read invalid XML characters.
  • Fixed an issue with whole word match text searches.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.0.18


New Features

  • Added new 'Elapsed' column to show the time elapsed since the previous view entry.
  • Improved ParserWizard to allow non-sequential editing.
  • Greatly improved application support for multi-patterns.
  • Added context menu configuration to XML and JSON parsers in Parser Wizard.
  • Improved in-application documentation for the ParserWizard.
  • Status bar text now updates automatically to show the number of selected log entries.
  • Added 'Find in Column' to column context menu.
  • You can now prefix filter searches with '!' to recreate an exclude filter.
  • Added 'ignore' option to ParserWizard context menu.
  • Added ability to open multiple graph windows.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue with file rename persistence.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple SFTP sessions are initialized concurrently.
  • Edit command is now disabled for merged filters.
  • Fixed an issue with time offsets in rolling XML files.
  • Fixed an issue with clearing the clipboard after paste operations.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.0.16


New Features

  • Bookmark Detail View column settings are now persisted.
  • Added ability to automatically generate a file name pattern in a new parser configuration.
  • Columns can now be reset to the default view even if column persistence is turned off.
  • Rearranged toolbar commands to make better use of space.
  • Added direct access to the ParserWizard from any open log file.
  • Double clicking sample log entries in the ParserWizard will now trim any remaining space.
  • 'Basic Parser Detected' message can now automatically save a basic configuration.
  • Added code to help prevent an accidental edit of the BasicParser configuration.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue with clearing the clipboard after paste operations.
  • Fixed a deadlock which could occur when loading multiple files into a merged file with a filter.
  • Fixed an issue with log file selection after load.
  • Fixed a race condition which could result in a workspace merged file being loaded twice.
  • Fixed issue with selection change when adding and removing USB drives.
  • Fixed an issue with using wildcard %d in a PatternParser when multiple dates are detected.
  • Fix for JSON parser when invalid data is detected.
  • Directory Monitors command is now disabled if no monitors exist.
  • Fixed an issue with keyboard shortcuts on empty file system list.
  • Fixed an issue with shortcuts sometimes not working depending on selection.
  • Fixed an issue with default file selection for merge tool and security certificates (.ppk, .pfx, .p12)
  • Fixed an issue with directory selection after reset.
  • Fixed an issue which could occur when merging the same log file twice.
  • Fixed a minor issue which may occur on application shutdown.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.0.8


New Features

  • Improved performance when loading multiple files at the same time.
  • Ctrl+Click on the navigation bar will now zoom in on the selected log entry.
  • Log entry graph can now process up to 50 distinct values.
  • Added additional documentation to help with initial learning curve.
  • Added new tips on start-up.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a major issue with tail opening log files.
  • Fixed an issue with 'leaky' filter on rapidly updating log files.
  • Fixed an issue with display of data in an incorrect time zone in history list.
  • Decreased flicker when refreshing log files.
  • Fixed issue with closing LogViewPlus on Windows shutdown.
  • Fixed an issue with column sizes in HTML export.
  • Merge selection window is now sizable.
  • Fixed an issue with deleting a file system favourite.
  • Fixed an issue with cleaning up recently accessed items.
  • Fixed an issue with adding a merged file to a directory monitor after validation.
  • Filter range graph option is now disabled until a range is selected.
  • Opening a workspace is now a double rather than single click.
  • Fixed a null reference exception which occurred when cancelling a file search.
  • Fixed an issue with a 'blank' filter displayed on custom columns when loading a workspace.
  • Fixed a problem with drives being removed from the filesystem unexpectedly.
  • Improved error handling on application start-up.
  • Fixed all reported application exceptions.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.0.6


New Features

  • Revisited bookmark functionality. Added new Bookmark Detail view.
  • Added ability to dock or float the filter view.
  • F3 shortcut now tied to the Auto-Scroll command.
  • Log files with no defined date will now hide the date column by default.
  • Sessions now work from the last recorded log entry so recordings can span multiple time zones.
  • Bookmark navigation now starts in the current view.
  • Added new shortcuts for next / previous bookmarks.

Issues Resolved

  • Improved error handling in several parts of the code.
  • Fixed an issue with turning off tail on multiple log files.
  • Fixed an issue with parsing additional whitespace in dates.
  • Fixed an issue with configuring tab delimited logs in the Parser Wizard.
  • Fixed an issue with cleaning the temporary directory while running LogViewPlus.
  • Fixed an issue with enabling commands when multiple files are opened.
  • Fixed an issue with opening files after resizing the view.
  • Disabled file monitoring for SCP files.
  • Fixed an issue with attempting to browse an SCP directory.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 2.0.2


New Features

  • Added support for FTP, SFTP and SCP file system access.
  • Added new argument template options current_selection and current_messages.
  • Added integration with third party compare tools to show the differences between two log entries.
  • Upgraded third party components.
  • Improved support for silent or automatic installation.
  • Added ability to zoom into a timeline graph to better analyse log entries.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a minor issue which sometimes impacted automatic updates.
  • Fixed a minor issue which sometimes impacted directory browsing.
  • Fixed a minor issues with opening log files from a workspace.

Version 1.9.29


New Features

  • Licensing and registration improvements.

Version 1.9.28


New Features

  • Improvements to the EVTX reader.
  • Changes to support custom readers.
  • Improved error handling for custom post processors.
  • Added ability to toggle horizontal scrolling on the log entry grid.
  • Added support for processing date and time separately.
  • Added directory monitor list to recent history view.
  • Improved performance when closing multiple files.
  • Redesigned application settings to create more space.
  • Added "Show Bookmarks" command to view all booked marked log entries.
  • DSV parser wizard now supports rt-click menu pattern creation.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed minor issue with the DSV parser.
  • Fixed broken help links.
  • Changed close all filters tootip.
  • Fixed issue with explore directory toolbar command.
  • Scroll log entry text box to top after selection changed.
  • Fixed issue with highlight shortcuts.
  • Fixed an issue with columns changes not saving correctly.
  • Fixed issue with merging new files.
  • Fixed issue with CloseAllButThis.
  • Fix for issue with opening invalid files.
  • Fixed issue with parsing properties.
  • Fixed production issue with invalid cast in BasicParser.
  • Fixed issue with custom filter selection when multiple filters are used.
  • Fixed an issue with filter updates being assigned to a parent incorrectly.

Version 1.9.27


Issues Resolved

  • This version of LogViewPlus resolves multiple issues with the 1.9 release.
  • Enhancement releases are occurring frequently during this time.

Version 1.9


New Features

  • Major changes to how LogViewPlus works with files via a new file explorer.
  • Open types (normal, tail, partial, directory) are now fully integrated into the file explorer.
  • Changed user experience for accessing recent history.
  • Upgraded third party libraries.
  • Double clicking a filter will now edit the filter if it does not have children.
  • JsonParser now supports storing entire JSON objects as a field.
  • Minor changes to properties window layout.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue with session filters.
  • Fixed a minor issue with refreshing files.
  • Fixed an issue with parsing JSON files.
  • Fixed an issue with tailing small files.
  • Fixed an issue with error reporting.
  • Fixed an issue with the ParserConfigurationWizard not displaying parsed fields.
  • Improved error reporting when saving files.

Version 1.3.38


New Features

  • Created a new filter type - session. Sessions allow you to more easily group tailed log entries.
  • Merged files can now be saved as part of a workspace.
  • Large rewrite of code to handle text searching and highlighting.
  • Added ability to set filter notes.
  • LogViewPlus now supports highlighting of regular expression matches.
  • Added support for searching for whole word matches.
  • Minor performance improvements to the PatternParser.
  • Improved usability when searching for text.
  • If multi-color highlights are not in use a default highlight color may be set.
  • Large refactoring of code used to load multiple files.
  • Templates now copy to a text based format for easy sharing via email.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a major issue with merging files with string columns.
  • Fixed an issue which may occur if duplicate filter names are detected.
  • Fixed an issue with the BasicParser where elapsed times were not being parsed correctly.
  • Improved handling of disk write errors like out disk of space.
  • Fixed an issue with record selection after a filter change.
  • Fixed an issue with the progress bar not displaying correctly on high DPI settings.
  • Fixed an issue with previous search history where settings were persisted.
  • Minor improvements to date time comparisons.
  • Minor changes to display of date filter names.
  • Fixed an issue with persistence of UtcDate pattern type.
  • Better reporting for an start-up issue which may occur if LVP is not installed correctly.

Version 1.3.24


New Features

  • Added ability to parse binary log files.
  • Added support for Windows Event Log files (*.evtx).
  • Added ability to navigate highlights with shortcuts.
  • Added splash screen to help with start-up delay.
  • Further changes to support high DPI resolutions.

Issues Resolved

  • Added support for parsing timestamps with nanosecond precision.
  • Fixed an issue with exporting files in a format which is no longer supported.
  • Added check and error reporting for very long file names in Windows.
  • Fixed an issue with the navigation bar row indicator which caused an application crash.
  • Fixed a serious threading issue which could occurred when a log file is closed.

Version 1.3.17


New Features

  • Greatly improved support for Windows scaling (high DPI support).
  • Completely revisited how LogViewPlus works with external programs.
  • Log entry grid now supports multi-line log entries. Size is configurable.
  • Highlights are now more easily accessible and editable.
  • Highlights now optionally added for every text filter.
  • Navigation bar now support filter before, after and zoom actions.
  • Modest improvements to application startup performance.
  • LogViewPlus can now export and import settings on a more granular level.
  • LogViewPlus now uses HTTPS for internal links.
  • A few icons have been modified to improve usability.
  • Added check for FIPS compliance.
  • Improved exception handling when loading custom plugins.
  • For registered users, the registration wizard will now show license details.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a major issue with customizing %s specifier column layouts in the grid.
  • Fixed an issue with case sensitivity when searching for text.
  • Fixed an issue with some columns not displaying when using a multi-pattern.
  • Fixed an issue with restoring default column layouts.
  • Fixed an issue with the log level navigation bar not showing correct values for a sorted grid.
  • Fixed an issue with displaying empty data points when graphing.
  • Fixed a rare issue that occurred when copying text.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could occur when shutting down a log file.
  • Fixed an issue with best node selection in the log level navigation bar.

Version 1.3.3


New Features

  • Improved usability for high DPI settings.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a major issue with error reporting.
  • Fixed a minor issue in the JSON parser.
  • Fixed an issue with alignment of recent files on startup.
  • Fixed an issue with Directory Monitor attempting to access invalid files.
  • Added wait period to 'Check for Updates'. Now occurs every 10 days.

Version 1.3.0


New Features

  • Fully committed code to serialization system introduced in 1.2. Automatic conversion is no longer possible.
  • Major upgrade of 3rd party libraries.
  • Improved directory monitor management.
  • Lots of work to improve application skins.
  • Improved shortcuts keys. LogViewPlus now supports ALT+Up key navigation.
  • Improved BasicParser when executing partial reads.
  • Improved PatternParser when executing multi-line multi-variable reads.
  • Added links to the top of the statistics pane for easier access to the graphing features.
  • Added several usability improvements to the RegistrationWizard.
  • LogViewPlus now remembers text filter history for the current process session.
  • LogViewPlus now supports saving a directory monitor as a workspace from the context menu.
  • Improved usability on the Parser Configuration Wizard.
  • Added license check to ensure updates are not installed accidently.
  • Registration button is now permanently available.
  • Merge logs dialog now supports multiple selection while pressing the SHIFT key.
  • When hovering over the row indicator for a merged file, a tooltip now shows the log file name.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed a major bug when merging an index or thread filter.
  • Fixed an issues with releasing memory after closing a log file.
  • Fixed issue with JSON parser not processing quotes properly.
  • Fixed issue with navigation bar click placement for long running log files.
  • Improved error handling when running LogViewPlus as a single instance application.
  • Fixed a minor issue with hyperlink colour.
  • Fixed an issue with displaying local time in the log file properties window.
  • Fixed an issue when starting the application with limited permission.
  • Fixed issue with column resizing being prohibited.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 1.2.20


New Features

  • Added a new graphing feature which can be used for data analysis.
  • Added wildcard support to logger and thread filters.
  • Large performance improvement when loading multiple files.
  • Improved popup menu options on recent items menus.
  • Added 'Close All' and 'Close All But This' commands.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue that occurred when modifying bookmarks.
  • Fixed an issue with accessing fields which had not been set.
  • Improved error handling for invalid parser configurations.
  • Fixed issue with merging log files.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 1.2.19


Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue with row indicators not refreshing correctly when log file is cleared.
  • Fixed an issue where ParserWizard was reporting an invalid parse incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue with error reporting in the ParserWizard when using the DSV Parser.
  • Improved error reporting for log files with more than two billion entries (the maximum supported).
  • Fixed a null reference exception which could occur if all files were removed from a merged file.
  • Fixed issue where file read errors we being unreported in some instances.
  • Improved error handling.
  • Minor technical changes and bug fixes.

Version 1.2.17


New Features

  • Added navigation bar to right side of log entry grid.
  • Added ability to specify number of bytes read when tailing a log file.
  • Bookmarks are now persisted when saving views in the LVP format.
  • Added support for TAI, TAI64, and TAI64N timestamps.
  • Performance improvements when opening a large number of files.
  • If you paste text to a view, LogViewPlus will now automatically create a text filter from the clipboard.
  • Performance improvements when checking for remote files.
  • Added ability to configure the number of files and directories in the recent items list.
  • Improved save name of tail date filters.
  • Added support for empty values to the Pattern Parser Wizard.
  • Now using messages boxes which do not beep.
  • Added the ability to delete multiple bookmarks.
  • Added 'Open Settings' option to file properties dialog.
  • Improved application settings dialog performance.
  • Improved support for persisting column settings.
  • Cosmetic changes to the LogViewPlus 'office black' and 'LogViewPlus dark' skins.
  • Made Before and After filters more easily accessible in context menu. Added shortcuts.
  • Copy Full File Path on a merge view now copies the full path of all merged files.
  • Added different tree icons for before, after and tail date filters.

Issues Resolved

  • Large refactoring of settings data and how data is handled by the system.
  • Fixed an issue with workspace persistence.
  • Fixed an issue with deleting and restoring directory monitors.
  • Fixed an issue with restoring columns.
  • Fixed issue with reloading tail and partial load files.
  • Fixed a threading issue which occurred when closing log files.
  • Fixed issue where partial opening files is allowed for very small files.
  • Fixed issue with progress bar remaining displayed for closed log files.
  • Fixed a possible issue which could occur during program initialization.
  • Fixed an issue where the grid would expand out of group mode when tailing.
  • Fixed issue with resizing the Directory Monitor form.
  • Fixed issue with alignment on Date Filter form.
  • Fixed issue with restoring default columns.
  • Fixed formatting issue with loading log files that do not contain a log level.
  • Fixed issue with two different types of filters both prefixed with 'Since'.
  • Decreased partial open threshold to 10 MB.
  • Fixed issue with reported size of file in file properties.
  • Minor technical changes and bug fixes.

Version 1.2.10


New Features

  • Bookmarks can now be used to mark a log entry for later reference.
  • Created new 'before' and 'after' date time filters.
  • Bookmarks can be easily filtered before, after, or between.
  • Bookmarks can have notes.
  • Lots of changes to application icons giving a more consistent feel.
  • Added ability to remove a log file from a merged file view.
  • Added ability to change the name of a log file in the filter view.
  • Added property information screens for log files.
  • Added a new grid view to improve the process of creating new directory monitors.
  • Simplified the Time Offset dialog.
  • Fixed an issue with clipboard copy paste corruption.
  • Recent history items now have an option in the context menu to remove an item.
  • Added ability to drag-drop reorder items in the recent history lists.
  • Improved visual display of settings pages.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed two issues with Parser Wizard and data validation.
  • Fixed an issue with priority level lookup.
  • Fixed issue where you could add a file encoding mapping without a file name.
  • Minor changes to appearance of 'About' settings menu.
  • Code refactoring and clean up.
  • Minor technical changes and bug fixes.

Version 1.2.4


New Features

  • Added new 'Parser Configuration Wizard' to simplify the process of configuring parsers.
  • Updated 'About' settings page to show support license expiry date.
  • Registration process will now prompt when copying links to the clipboard.
  • Improved display of hyperlinks when using dark skins.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed issue with filter 'cut' operation.
  • Removed animation on 'Log Files & Filters' minimize. This is a performance improvement.
  • Fixed issue with log level lookups when file is not being parsed optimally.
  • Fixed issue with filter selection which caused a runtime exception.
  • Minor technical changes and bug fixes.

Version 1.2


New Features

  • Added additional parsers for JSON, XML and CSV files.
  • Added support for alternative log levels like, 'TRACE' and 'ALERT'.
  • Filters can now be cut as well as copied and pasted.
  • Added support for back / forward keyboard and mouse buttons (controls navigation).
  • Created a new log file save format (*.lvp) which works when saving files with different formats.
  • Recent Files and Recent Directories views now default to simpler settings.
  • Added new 'Top Most' setting to allow LogViewPlus to run as the top most window.
  • Added navigation support for mouse back and forward buttons.
  • Added right-click options to recent file and directory lists.
  • Changed the information displayed when grouping log entries. The number of items in the group is now displayed.
  • You can now add a logger filter or thread filter even if the target value does not exist.
  • Hovering over the Log File column now shows the full path to the log file.
  • Added multi-line save functionality when saving as a CSV file.
  • Added new internal file type '*.lvp' to be used when saving files that will be viewed in LogViewPlus.
  • Updated application documentation.

Issues Resolved

  • Settings serialization refactoring. Namespace refactoring.
  • Improved how the application runs in single instance mode.
  • Log Levels will now be displayed as upper case.
  • Default directory settings no longer allows 'Clean' by default.
  • Minor changes to the Recent Directories and Recent Files lists.
  • Minor changes to settings descriptions.
  • We now trim the start of a message before showing it in the grid.
  • Editing a text filter was not correctly setting the 'Search Type' value.
  • Fixed issue with merging merged filters.
  • Group settings are now persisted as you navigate between log files.
  • When merging, the keyword 'OR' will now be used instead of '+' to indicate the operation is 'OR' not 'AND'.
  • Updated error message on bug reporting screen.
  • Fix issue with application shutdown when an invalid license is detected.
  • Minor technical changes and bug fixes.

Version 1.1.14


New Features

  • Added an "All Issues" quick filter. This is a log level filter with warnings, errors, and fatals.
  • Grid view export now supports CSV and HTML files.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed an issue with automatic error reporting.
  • In the event LogViewPlus cannot load the settings data, it will now create a backup before overriding.
  • Fixed an issue with merging files with multiple %s column definitions.
  • Upgraded third party libraries.
  • Fixed an issue with grid column grouping and sorting.

Version 1.1.13


New Features

  • New and improved version of Quick Filters. Now they behave as true filters.
  • Added configuration settings to save and restore window position when in SingleInstance mode.
  • Improved support for file encodings.
  • When working with merged files, you can now Ctrl+Double-Click an entry to find it in the originating log file.
  • "Find in Log File" is now supported from the root of a merge file.
  • Improved usability on templates and workspace creation.
  • Dragging a directory into LogViewPlus will now initiate a "open file from directory" action.
  • Added acknowledgment prompt to tell users when disabling a tail will also disable a merge tail.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed issue with case-sensitive highlighting.
  • Fixed an issue where LogViewPlus was not correctly processing command line arguments if not already running.
  • Changed default file encoding from UTF-8 to the windows default.
  • Improved handling of out of range fields on elapsed timestamps.
  • Fixed issue with directory path validation in the Directory Monitor.
  • Fixed an issue with date validation which was causing the application to crash.
  • Fixed intermittent issue with reading files on network drives.
  • Fixed an issue with the PatternParser which was causing an application crash.
  • Fixed an issue where custom filter edits were not working.
  • Removed grid column sort options. Grid is automatically sorted by timestamp.
  • Fixed an issue where Ctrl+F6 would not start tailing on all log files.
  • Fixed a bug with restoring default columns.

Version 1.1.12


New Features

  • Improved performance when searching in Log4 XML files.
  • Added support for persisting column configurations.
  • Added support for highlighting in multiple colours.
  • Removed configuration option to show the (obsolete) quick filters.
  • Improved support for multi-line log entries.
  • Small enhancements.
  • Removed the 'Filter On' option for log level, thread and logger filters.
  • Added 'Copy Filters' command to the log file context menu.
  • Disabled scrolling on the statistics grid.
  • When double-clicking a row in the statistics grid it will now bring up the appropriate filter editor.
  • Minor usability changes several settings menus.
  • Added a configuration setting to change the frequency of log file tracking.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed major issue were log files were not merged unless they were in tail mode.
  • Improved regular expression error handling.
  • Fixed issue with word wrap setting not working properly.
  • Small bug fixes.

Version 1.1.9


New Features

  • Added a configuration option to scroll to the bottom of a view by default when tail is enabled.
  • Reverted the 'Filter On' option when creating a filter.

Version 1.1.7


New Features

  • Significant improvements in memory consumption. Improved performance in some scenarios.
  • Changed the expand and double-click behaviour of the filter tree. Previously nodes were expanded automatically and the double-click action could be used to edit a filter. Now, nodes are expanded manually. Double-click expands or collapses a node. Use Ctrl+Click to edit a node.
  • Arrow keys can be used to expand / collapse nodes.
  • LogViewPlus now supports tail filters (a subtype of date time filters).
  • If creating a filter that already exists it should jump to the existing one.
  • PatternParser improvements to better support multi-line text.

Issues Resolved

  • Major bug fix where tailing a log file while on a filter may lead to missing log entries.
  • Fixed issue with grid text highlighting.
  • Popup menu says "Monitor Directory", but it should be Directory Manager.
  • Creating a datetime filter from right clicking on column should pre-populate the from and to times.
  • Fixed issue with autoexpanding tree nodes.
  • Fixed issue with running LogViewPlus as a single instance application.
  • Fixed issue with instant searches.
  • Grid context menu datetime column is going to a text search when on a child filter.
  • Minor date format changes in 'Check Directory Monitor;.
  • Renamed XmlParser to Log4XmlParser to better convey that this parser is intended to be used with files in the Log4 XML format only.
  • Fixed issue where filters were being removed on file refresh.
  • Fixed issue where a bad XML log file could crash the application.
  • Fixed issue with the display of XML text on multiple lines.

Version 1.1.1


Issues Resolved

  • Minor bug fixes to the 1.1 release.
  • Modified the exception reporting feature to encourage checking for updates.

Version 1.1.0


New Features

  • Add support for text search focused on a particular column.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed issue with %s column names.
  • Changed the icon for the errors and warnings filters.
  • Fix issue with post processor configuration.
  • Logger and thread drop-downs now display a larger number of possibilities.