Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Using PostSharp to monitor WebServices Calls (deployed via TeamCity to Azure)

I just added PostSharp StarterEdition to TeamMentor

I’ve always been a fan of AoP / PostSharp, and as I need to add a number of method-driven-events-mapped-as-attributes, the time has come to use PostSharp (which is also much more mature than a couple years ago).

The registration, download and install was quite smooth

Here is a variation of the Getting Started with PostSharp example in TeamMentor’s code:

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With this in place, all we need to do to get callbacks on Method's invocations is to add the TraceAttribute (created above and shown below)

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This example will give us an log entry on TM_WebServices ctror Enter and Leave:

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Which is VEEEEERRRYYY powerful :)

Note: to make this work in TeamCity and Azure, I had to add PostSharp via NuGet and include a bunch of PostSharp dependencies (inside the package folder). I managed to removed a number of files so that not all 10Mbs of stuff (included by default in PostSharp NuGet package) was needed. For reference here is the Commit with the files I needed to add.
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