How to View WCF Log Messages?
How to analyze WCF Trace? How to do the analysis of a WCF Trace?
The log files that the trace listener produces are difficult to analyze in their raw format. However, Microsoft provides the Service Trace Viewer tool to help you analyze diagnostic traces that WCF generates. You can merge, view, and filter trace messages in the log to diagnose, repair, and verify WCF service issues.
Diagnostic traces give you information that shows what is happening throughout your application's operation. You can follow operations from their source, through intermediate points, to their destination.
The Service Trace Viewer tool provides several options for viewing information. The views are displayed as tabs on the left pane of the Viewer. You can also access them from the View menu. The Message view displays the message part of the XML in message-log traces. Messages that have caused, or are related to, a processing error are highlighted in yellow (warning level) or red (error level), depending on the severity of the error. Double-clicking the message brings up the message trace in the context of the processing request.