Serilog.Extensions.Hosting 8.0.0

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dotnet add package Serilog.Extensions.Hosting --version 8.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package Serilog.Extensions.Hosting -Version 8.0.0
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<PackageReference Include="Serilog.Extensions.Hosting" Version="8.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Serilog.Extensions.Hosting --version 8.0.0
#r "nuget: Serilog.Extensions.Hosting, 8.0.0"
#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.Extensions.Hosting as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Serilog.Extensions.Hosting&version=8.0.0

// Install Serilog.Extensions.Hosting as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Serilog.Extensions.Hosting&version=8.0.0

Serilog.Extensions.Hosting Build status NuGet Version

Serilog logging for Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting. This package routes framework log messages through Serilog, so you can get information about the framework's internal operations written to the same Serilog sinks as your application events.

ASP.NET Core applications should consider using Serilog.AspNetCore instead, which bundles this package and includes other ASP.NET Core-specific features.


First, install the Serilog.Extensions.Hosting NuGet package into your app. You will need a way to view the log messages - Serilog.Sinks.Console writes these to the console; there are many more sinks available on NuGet.

dotnet add package Serilog.Extensions.Hosting
dotnet add package Serilog.Sinks.Console

Next, in your application's Program.cs file, configure Serilog first. A try/catch block will ensure any configuration issues are appropriately logged:

public class Program
    public static int Main(string[] args)
        Log.Logger = new LoggerConfiguration()
            .MinimumLevel.Override("Microsoft", LogEventLevel.Information)

            Log.Information("Starting host");
            return 0;
        catch (Exception ex)
            Log.Fatal(ex, "Host terminated unexpectedly");
            return 1;

Then, add UseSerilog() to the host builder in BuildHost().

    public static IHost BuildHost(string[] args) =>
        new HostBuilder()
            .ConfigureServices(services => services.AddSingleton<IHostedService, PrintTimeService>())
            .UseSerilog() // <- Add this line

Finally, clean up by removing the remaining "Logging" section from appsettings.json files (this can be replaced with Serilog configuration as shown in this example, if required)

That's it! You will see log output like:

[22:10:39 INF] Getting the motors running...
[22:10:39 INF] The current time is: 12/05/2018 10:10:39 +00:00

A more complete example, showing appsettings.json configuration, can be found in the sample project here.

Using the package

With Serilog.Extensions.Hosting installed and configured, you can write log messages directly through Serilog or any ILogger interface injected by .NET. All loggers will use the same underlying implementation, levels, and destinations.

Tip: change the minimum level for Microsoft to Warning

Inline initialization

You can alternatively configure Serilog using a delegate as shown below:

    // dotnet add package Serilog.Settings.Configuration
    .UseSerilog((hostingContext, services, loggerConfiguration) => loggerConfiguration

This has the advantage of making the hostingContext's Configuration object available for configuration of the logger, but at the expense of ignoring Exceptions raised earlier in program startup.

If this method is used, Log.Logger is assigned implicitly, and closed when the app is shut down.


This package tracks the versioning and target framework support of its Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting dependency.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  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 is compatible.  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 is compatible.  net8.0-android 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 is compatible.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  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. 
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