This is one in a series of articles about Time Tortoise, a Universal Windows Platform app for planning and tracking your work schedule. For more on the development of this app and the ideas behind it, see my Time Tortoise category page.
The Log Viewer, which is installed with Visual Studio, is a simple tool for managing a set of logging-related registry keys and the log files in a specified directory. When logging is enabled, the system writes log files to the directory. These log files are in HTML format, but don’t have much in the way of formatting. So though the information they contain is invaluable, it’s not presented in the most understandable way.
Since I found myself spending a lot of time looking through these files to resolve dependency issues, I decided it would be worth writing a simple tool to display the log files in a more useful format.