.NET Standard 1.3 .NET Framework 3.5
dotnet add package NLog --version 5.1.1
NuGet\Install-Package NLog -Version 5.1.1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="NLog" Version="5.1.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add NLog --version 5.1.1
#r "nuget: NLog, 5.1.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install NLog as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=NLog&version=5.1.1

// Install NLog as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=NLog&version=5.1.1

NLog is a logging platform for .NET with rich log routing and management capabilities.
NLog supports traditional logging, structured logging and the combination of both.

Supported platforms:

- .NET 5, 6 and 7
- .NET Core 1, 2 and 3
- .NET Standard 1.3+ and 2.0+
- .NET Framework 3.5 - 4.8
- Xamarin Android + iOS (.NET Standard)
- Mono 4

For ASP.NET Core, check: NLog.Web.AspNetCore

Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows net7.0 net7.0-android net7.0-ios net7.0-maccatalyst net7.0-macos net7.0-tvos net7.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp1.0 netcoreapp1.1 netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard1.3 netstandard1.4 netstandard1.5 netstandard1.6 netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net35 net40 net403 net45 net451 net452 net46 net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48 net481
MonoAndroid monoandroid
MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen30 tizen40 tizen60
Universal Windows Platform uap uap10.0
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos
Compatible target framework(s)
Additional computed target framework(s)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.

NuGet packages (2.3K)

Showing the top 5 NuGet packages that depend on NLog:

Package Downloads
NLog.Extensions.Logging The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

NLog LoggerProvider for Microsoft.Extensions.Logging for logging in .NET Standard libraries and .NET Core applications. For ASP.NET Core, check: https://www.nuget.org/packages/NLog.Web.AspNetCore

NLog.Config The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

NLog.config file to get started with configuring NLog. This package is not mandatory to get started with NLog: the configuration file can created manually (read specs here: https://github.com/NLog/NLog/wiki/Configuration-file) or the configuration can be created programmatically. (read more here: https://github.com/NLog/NLog/wiki/Configuration-API) Note: Unfortunately this package won't work well when using <PackageReference> Advised to: - download manually: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NLog/NLog/v4.4/src/NuGet/NLog.Config/content/NLog.config - set "Copy To Output Directory" to "Copy if newer"

Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.NLogTarget The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

Application Insights NLog Target is a custom target allowing you to send NLog log messages to Application Insights. Application Insights will collect your logs from multiple sources and provide rich powerful search capabilities. Privacy statement: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=512156

NLog.Web The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

NLog logging for ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC. Includes targets and layout renderers for websites and web applications. This package is for ASP.NET 3.5+ For ASP.NET Core: Check https://www.nuget.org/packages/NLog.Web.AspNetCore

NLog.Extended The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

NLog.Extended.dll provides MSMQ target and AppSetting renderer

GitHub repositories (311)

Showing the top 5 popular GitHub repositories that depend on NLog:

Repository Stars
microsoft/PowerToys
Windows system utilities to maximize productivity
Wox-launcher/Wox
Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.
BeyondDimension/SteamTools
🛠「Watt Toolkit」是一个开源跨平台的多功能 Steam 工具箱。
rocksdanister/lively
Free and open-source software that allows users to set animated desktop wallpapers and screensavers.
Jackett/Jackett
API Support for your favorite torrent trackers
Version Downloads Last updated
5.1.1 389,470 12/29/2022
5.1.0 536,108 11/27/2022
5.0.5 838,125 10/25/2022
5.0.4 1,687,974 9/1/2022
5.0.3 58,985 8/31/2022
5.0.2 530,608 8/12/2022
5.0.1 1,876,351 6/12/2022
5.0.0 1,766,022 5/16/2022
4.7.15 3,298,814 3/26/2022
4.7.14 1,398,691 2/23/2022
4.7.13 3,497,510 12/5/2021
4.7.12 2,458,220 10/24/2021
4.7.11 7,841,295 8/18/2021
4.7.10 5,931,567 5/14/2021
4.7.9 5,252,493 3/24/2021
4.7.8 2,767,625 2/25/2021
4.7.7 2,348,256 1/20/2021
4.7.6 4,110,744 12/6/2020
4.7.5 5,058,361 9/27/2020
4.7.4 3,759,819 8/22/2020
4.7.3 1,399,907 7/31/2020
4.7.2 10,286,014 5/18/2020
4.7.1 116,431 5/15/2020
4.7.0 4,645,066 3/20/2020
4.6.8 14,859,572 11/4/2019
4.6.7 10,766,652 8/25/2019
4.6.6 2,871,167 7/14/2019
4.6.5 3,530,153 6/14/2019
4.6.4 2,615,016 5/28/2019
4.6.3 2,612,017 4/30/2019
4.6.2 2,034,849 4/2/2019
4.6.1 286,527 3/29/2019
4.6.0 822,164 3/21/2019
4.5.11 15,680,981 11/6/2018
4.5.10 5,490,430 9/17/2018
4.5.9 1,427,896 8/24/2018
4.5.8 2,069,010 8/5/2018
4.5.7 1,122,098 7/19/2018
4.5.6 2,997,378 5/29/2018
4.5.5 783,716 5/25/2018
4.5.4 3,159,293 5/5/2018
4.5.3 1,656,601 4/16/2018
4.5.2 1,019,212 4/6/2018
4.5.1 304,998 4/3/2018
4.5.0 7,175,439 3/25/2018
4.4.13 804,590 2/27/2018
4.4.12 6,601,450 8/8/2017
4.4.11 1,933,254 6/17/2017
4.4.10 418,241 5/31/2017
4.4.9 1,060,709 5/5/2017
4.4.8 181,719 4/28/2017
4.4.7 121,552 4/25/2017
4.4.6 335,921 4/15/2017
4.4.5 489,698 3/28/2017
4.4.4 598,289 3/10/2017
4.4.3 731,019 2/17/2017
4.4.2 417,626 2/6/2017
4.4.1 1,543,940 12/24/2016
4.4.0 318,732 12/14/2016
4.3.11 1,078,115 11/7/2016
4.3.10 760,228 10/11/2016
4.3.9 484,849 9/18/2016
4.3.8 669,079 9/5/2016
4.3.7 650,591 8/6/2016
4.3.6 277,744 7/23/2016
4.3.5 887,280 6/12/2016
4.3.4 799,902 5/16/2016
4.3.3 423,014 4/28/2016
4.3.2 95,056 4/26/2016
4.3.1 113,523 4/20/2016
4.3.0 156,291 4/16/2016
4.2.3 1,847,184 12/20/2015
4.2.2 329,333 12/2/2015
4.2.1 649,007 11/21/2015
4.2.0 430,124 10/24/2015
4.1.2 863,823 9/20/2015
4.1.1 167,058 9/12/2015
4.1.0 224,003 8/31/2015
4.0.1 892,693 6/18/2015
4.0.0 1,122,123 6/9/2015
3.2.1 917,796 4/24/2015
3.2.0 1,640,165 1/2/2015
3.1.0 1,635,347 6/24/2014
3.0.0 238,061 6/2/2014
2.1.0 2,076,181 10/10/2013
2.0.1.2 1,081,881 4/8/2013
2.0.0.2000 2,095,427 7/18/2011
1.0.0.505 630,591 1/7/2011

- XmlLayout - Added Layout-option to XmlElement to match XmlAttribute (#5134) (@snakefoot)
- JsonLayout - Avoid NullReferenceException when JsonAttribute has no Layout (#5126) (@snakefoot)
- ConfigurationItemFactory - Handle concurrent registration of extensions (#5122) (@snakefoot)
- LogEventInfo with custom MessageFormatter now generates FormattedMessage upfront (#5121) (@snakefoot)
- AsyncTargetWrapper - Reduce overhead when scheduling instant background writer thread (#5118) (@snakefoot)
- ConfigurationItemFactory - Faster scan of NLog types with filter on IsPublic / IsClass (#5115) (@snakefoot)

List of major changes in NLog 5.0: https://nlog-project.org/2022/05/16/nlog-5-0-finally-ready.html

Full changelog: https://github.com/NLog/NLog/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

For all config options and platform support, check https://nlog-project.org/config/