AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights 2.0.1

.NET 6.0 .NET Standard 2.1
dotnet add package AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights --version 2.0.1
NuGet\Install-Package AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights -Version 2.0.1
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<PackageReference Include="AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights" Version="2.0.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights --version 2.0.1
#r "nuget: AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights, 2.0.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights&version=2.0.1

// Install AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=AzureFunctions.Better.ApplicationInsights&version=2.0.1

Better Azure Functions Application Insights integration

Automatically discards redundant telemetry items such as Functions execution traces and duplicate exceptions. Allows you to register your own telemetry processor(s) that will be invoked on every telemetry item type.

More detailed documentation is available on GitHub.


In your Startup class add the below snippet:

var appInsightsOptions = new CustomApplicationInsightsOptionsBuilder(



  • {ApplicationName} used to set Application Insights' Cloud role name (optional). When not provided, the default behaviour is preserved (the Cloud role name will be set to the Function App's name)
  • {TypeFromEntryAssembly} typically would be typeof(Startup). When {ApplicationName} is provided, I read the Assembly Informational Version of the entry assembly to set Application Insights' Application version (I use unknown as a fallback). When {ApplicationName} is not provided, Application version will not be present on the telemetry items

Additionally you can discard health requests and Service Bus trigger traces using application settings:

  "Values": {
    "AzureWebJobsStorage": "UseDevelopmentStorage=true",
    "ApplicationInsights:DiscardServiceBusTrigger": true,
    "ApplicationInsights:HealthCheckFunctionName": "HealthFunction" // The name of the Function, not the route

You can also add telemetry initializers and telemetry processors:

public override void Configure(IFunctionsHostBuilder builder)
    var appInsightsOptions = new CustomApplicationInsightsOptionsBuilder(
            "customv4inprocess", // Will be used as Cloud role name
            typeof(Startup)) // Assembly Informational Version will be used as Application version

        // Telemetry processors are supported on all telemetry item types
        .AddSingleton<ITelemetryInitializer, TelemetryCounterInitializer>()
         * When adding an instance of a telemetry initializer, you need to provide the service Type otherwise
         * your initializer will not be used.
         * <code>
         * // Do not use:
         * .AddSingleton(new TelemetryCounterInstanceInitializer("NiceValue"))
         * </code>
        .AddSingleton<ITelemetryInitializer>(new TelemetryCounterInstanceInitializer("NiceValue"))

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Release notes can be found on GitHub.


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