Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild 1.5.0

dotnet add package Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild --version 1.5.0                
NuGet\Install-Package Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild -Version 1.5.0                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild" Version="1.5.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild --version 1.5.0                
#r "nuget: Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild, 1.5.0"                
#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 Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild&version=1.5.0

// Install Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild&version=1.5.0                

A Serilog sink for MSBuild

License: Apache License 2.0 Nuget package: Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild

How to use

using Microsoft.Build.Utilities;
using Serilog;

public class MyTask: Task {

    public override bool Execute() {
        using (ILogger _logger = new LoggerConfiguration().WriteTo.MSBuild(this).CreateLogger()) {
            _logger.Information("Hello from my custom Serilog-powered task");
            // [...]
            return true;

Important properties

Some Serilog properties carry meaningful information for MSBuild, like message code, file and line and column numbers.

They are covered in Serilog.Sinks.MSBuild.MSBuildMessages.


Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.5.0 1,119 8/29/2022
1.4.0 2,676 7/11/2021
1.3.1 325 4/18/2021
1.3.0 7,454 10/31/2020
1.2.1 1,872 8/10/2019
1.2.0 532 7/15/2019
1.1.1 476 7/6/2019
1.1.0 533 7/5/2019
1.0.0 494 7/4/2019

.NET Framework 4.5 and MSBuild versions prior to 15 are no longer supported.

Specifying help links for warnings and errors is now supported through a new logging property.

The translation from Serilog to MSBuild events is streamlined:
Serilog errors and fatals are both mapped as MSBuild errors and treated identically,
and if a Serilog message has an exception, its ToString() representation will be appended to the end.