NReco.Logging.File VS Serilog

Compare NReco.Logging.File vs Serilog and see what are their differences.


Generic file logger for .NET Core (FileLoggerProvider) with minimal dependencies (by nreco)


Simple .NET logging with fully-structured events (by serilog)
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NReco.Logging.File Serilog
1 55
265 6,911
3.4% 1.1%
6.1 7.0
4 months ago 6 days ago
C# C#
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of NReco.Logging.File. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-16.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Serilog. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-06.
  • Logging in .NET 8 with Serilog and Seq
    2 projects | | 6 Apr 2024
    To learn more about Serilog, you can visit the documentation on their GitHub project. To learn more about Seq, you can visit the documentation on their website.
  • Microsoft Entity Framework Core 8 samples
    3 projects | | 3 Dec 2023
    These projects use dependency injection for connections and have no logging although they are ready to log to the console via SeriLog setup in Program.cs.
  • Using toast notifications in Windows Forms
    2 projects | | 20 Jun 2023
    Captured in public static void OnActivated() and note Log is SeriLog.
  • How to set up Serilog "Enrichers"?
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 12 Jun 2023
    "Serilog": { "Using": [ "Serilog.Sinks.File" ], "Enrich": [ "WithHttpRequestId", "WithExceptionDetails", "WithClientIp" ], "MinimumLevel": { "Default": "Information" }, "WriteTo": [ { "Name": "File", "Args": { "path": "../../../../../Logs/MyApp/MyApp-.log", "rollingInterval": "Day", "retainedFileCountLimit": "7", "outputTemplate": "[{Timestamp:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.fff zzz} {CorrelationId} {Level:u3}] {Username} {Message:lj}{NewLine}{Exception} {Properties:lj}{NewLine}" } } ] } 👆 I got the enricher names from serilog's wiki. The idea was to log the HTTPRequestId, ClientIp, and automagically log the details of every exception thrown (without having to do _logger.LogError(...)). However I don't see those details in the logs. In Program.cs: ``` var logger = new LoggerConfiguration() .ReadFrom.Configuration(builder.Configuration) .Enrich.FromLogContext() .CreateLogger();
  • How to log to an Excel file?
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 5 Jun 2023
  • How can I fix logger maximum destructuring reached error when using Serilog C#?
    2 projects | /r/csharp | 11 May 2023
    You could also write a custom destructuring policy, assuming it's a flurl-specific public exception type and you only need certain properties of it. You'd implement IDestructuringPolicy and then add it to the configuration:
  • getting started with loggin
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 5 May 2023
    Serilog, it has sinks for pretty much everything so you can easily swap down the line.
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 5 May 2023
  • A command line tool that converts GraphQL schemas to Karate API tests
    4 projects | /r/csharp | 29 Apr 2023
    Serilog for logging
  • Serilog in ASP.NET Core 7.0 – Structured Logging using Serilog in ASP.NET Core 7.0
    4 projects | /r/dotnet | 6 Mar 2023
    ILogger is just an abstraction and it doesn't provide many implementations besides .NET Core's built-in console logging. Serilog with its many sinks is layed on top of ILogger (which is what it was created for) and you can configure all types of logging.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing NReco.Logging.File and Serilog you can also consider the following projects:

NLog - NLog - Advanced and Structured Logging for Various .NET Platforms

Log4Net - Apache Log4net is a versatile, feature-rich, efficient logging API and backend for .NET

ELMAH - Error Logging Modules & Handlers for ASP.NET

Sentry - Sentry SDK for .NET

opentelemetry-specification - Specifications for OpenTelemetry

Semantic Logging Application Block (SLAB) - Supporting semantic/structured logging for .NET

serilog-ui - Simple Serilog log viewer UI for several sinks.

StackExchange.Exceptional - Error handler used for the Stack Exchange network

YARP - A toolkit for developing high-performance HTTP reverse proxy applications.

Elmah MVC - Painless integration of ELMAH into ASP.NET MVC application - ELMAH error logger for sending errors to

Logary - Logs and metrics are one! Professional logging, metrics and analytics for your apps.