This is part one of a three part series on adding logging to a Web API project using AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming). The following code is a simple way to inject logging into your web api project using log4net and Microsoft Unity.
I used the following Nuget packages.
The first thing you need is to do is setup Log4net. Below you will find the code for a basic log4net setup method.
Add a log creation class that inherits UnityContainerExtension. This will allow Unity to create and config your log file, rather than calling the logger setup in the global.asax.
Register Log4Net with your Unity Container. Typically found in the UnityConfig.cs.
Below is an example of my basic Microsoft Unity configuration file.
In the next post I will document on how to add logging to your controllers with AOP.