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No more logging in adxregistrator.log and adxloader.log
Recently logging no longer worked 
Johan Stap




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Hello, Andrei? or a colleague...

An add-in for Word and Excel has recently stopped logging in adxregistrator.log and adxloader.log.
In my dev env and also at user machines.
The environment is VS 2017 CE.
To accomodate Office compatibility with the newest versions I have today upgraded to the latest AIE v905-b4661.
This did not solve the problem with no logging.

Could you give some advice where to look for a solution? I did check Custom Actions in Setup and the manifest.

Kind regards, and nice to speak to you again!

Johan Stap
Posted 24 Feb, 2021 07:57:39 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Johan,

I'd suggest that you register the add-in.

Also, did you recently change your add-in project: switched is to per-user from per-machine or back? Switched to using a different configuration? Anything else?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 24 Feb, 2021 08:13:46 Top
Johan Stap




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Joined: 2011-03-27
Thanks!

I did register the add-in - again.
Rebuilt the solution and installed the add-in, no logging...
As far as I know no changes in configuration.

The project is and was all-users, no change.

This is the content of the manifest file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
<assemblyIdentity name="PRE Report Maker Add-In, PublicKeyToken=23d90db1ae586211" imageRuntimeVersion="v4.0.30319" />
<loaderSettings generateLogFile="true" shadowCopyEnabled="false" privileges="administrator" minOfficeVersionSupported="14" configFileName="App.config" />
</configuration

Where does the token refer to?

Any suggestions?

Regards, Johan
Posted 24 Feb, 2021 08:35:04 Top
Johan Stap




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Joined: 2011-03-27
Andrei, FYI

I did find a adxloader.log in my local appdata: C:\Users\Johan\AppData\Local\Temp
Posted 24 Feb, 2021 09:01:22 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Johan,

If you've switched from an older Add-in Express version, find adxloader.log and adxregistrator.log in {user profile}\AppData\Local\Temp\<ProductName>\adxloader.log; the ProductName part reflects the ProductName field of AssemblyInfo.cs (AssemblyInfo.vb).

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 24 Feb, 2021 09:06:57 Top
Johan Stap




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Joined: 2011-03-27
Hello Andrei

That was ok.
Now I find them both in {user profile}\AppData\Local\Temp\<ProductName>\.
So logging is active. Thanks for this.

Can I change the (not very user friendly) location back to MyDocuments\<ProductName> as it once was?
I remember this was the case by default, or am I wrong?


Regards, Johan
Posted 24 Feb, 2021 09:35:27 Top
Johan Stap




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Joined: 2011-03-27
Hi Andrei

I solved the location for the registrator in the custom action by argument: /log="[PersonalFolder]\Add-in Express\[ProductName]"
So a subfolder for each product.
Works fine.


Thanks sofar.

Regards, Johan.
Posted 24 Feb, 2021 15:41:33 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Johan,

Make sure your end-users are okay with this approach.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 25 Feb, 2021 11:11:52 Top