Log4net argument to LogManager.GetLogger

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Why do most log4net examples get the logger for a class by doing this:

private static ILog logger = 
    LogManager.GetLogger(
    System.Reflection.MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod().DeclaringType);

Rather than just passing typeof(MyClass):

private static ILog logger = LogManager.GetLogger(typeof(MyClass));

Is there any other reason for doing this, beside the fact that the first option does not require you to type a specific class name?

Best Solution

I think you've got the reason. I do it that way so I don't have to worry about the class name and can just copy and paste boiler plate code in a new class.

For the official answer, see: How do I get the fully-qualified name of a class in a static block? at the log4net faq