Log Categories

Studio and Runtime/Agile Desktop publish diagnostic messages based on the application diagnostics level you selected and application log categories. For more information, see Diagnostics Configuration. This topic describes the log settings and categories available for Studio and Runtime/Agile Desktop.


Log Settings

For each log category, you can specify the following levels. The default is Info.


Type of tracked events


This setting records negative events which indicate unexpected processing or an error. Only certain unhandled exceptions are reported.


This setting records error messages, indicating the application was not able to perform a task as expected. The application is, however, still running.


This setting records both error and warning messages.


This setting records error, warning, and informational messages. It includes successful milestones of application execution, regardless of whether the application is working properly, and provides an overview of what happened.


This setting records error, warning, informational messages and verbose debugging output.

Note: This option generates a large number of messages and is not recommended when used with multiple trace source selections.

Note: Each level includes messages captured by the previous level. For example, selecting Verbose includes Info, Warning, Error, and Critical messages. If you choose Critical, Error, or Warning, the logs will be blank under normal operating conditions.

The categories are pre-defined. The log category settings are stored in the StudioConfig.xml and RuntimeConfig.xml files. The log categories and levels are applied to messages output through OpenSpan diagnostics publishers.



Note: Studio adds categories as required during product updates. The following list may not include all of the categories available for your version of Studio and Runtime/Agile Desktop.



All Categories

All logged categories.


Logs associated with any category not otherwise specified in this list.


Logging associated with the cloning of controls, which involves the generation of keys.


Logs regarding matching controls.


Logs regarding general adapter information (for example when it starts or stops)

Java Adapter

Logs regarding the Java adapter.

Text Adapter

Logging associated with any text adapter.

Text Screens

Applies to a single log message which contains the contents of the previous and current screen.

Web Adapter

Logs associated with the web adapter.

Windows Adapter

Logs associated with the Windows adapter.

Windows Messages

Logs associated with the use Windows messages. These are invoked when Windows messages are used from one area to another.

Citrix Connector

Logs associated with the Citrix connector. Remote Proxy errors are messages generated when multiple contexts are used.

Remote Proxy

Logs used by the Remote Proxy function.


Logs associated with automations.


Logs associated with the serialization of DesignComponents to and from XmlText.


Used when you need logging in classes that interact with the .NET designer stack.


Logs associated with the debugged.


Logs associated with deployment.


Logs associated with Microsoft Office components.

Web Service

Logs used by the WebService component.


Logs used by the ServiceClient component.


All of the categories below are for internal use by Studio development.

  • Default Value

  • Diagnostic Initialization

  • Project

  • Connectable Index

  • Object Explorer

  • Solution

  • File Management

  • Configuration

  • User Data

  • Transformer

  • Attribute Provider

  • Manifest

  • Type Reference

  • Configuration

  • User Data

  • Transformer

  • Attribute Provider

  • Manifest

  • Type Reference

  • Type Resolution

  • Runtime

  • Cloned Instance Broker

  • Runtime

  • Script

  • Component Inspector

  • Threading

  • Security

  • EventLog

  • Licensing

  • Virtual Broker

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Updated: 18 June 2020

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