Google.Cloud.Logging.V2 is a.NET client library for the Google Cloud Logging API.

Note: This documentation is for version 4.4.0 of the library. Some samples may not work with other versions.


Install the Google.Cloud.Logging.V2 package from NuGet. Add it to your project in the normal way (for example by right-clicking on the project in Visual Studio and choosing "Manage NuGet Packages...").

If you wish to use the log4net integration, install the Google.Cloud.Logging.Log4Net package in the same way.


When running on Google Cloud, no action needs to be taken to authenticate.

Otherwise, the simplest way of authenticating your API calls is to set up Application Default Credentials. The credentials will automatically be used to authenticate. See Set up Application Default Credentials for more details.

Support from third party libraries


If required, this package provides a low-level abstraciton over the raw RPC API.

All operations are performed through the following client classes:

Create a client instance by calling the static Create or CreateAsync methods. Alternatively, use the builder class associated with each client class (e.g. ConfigServiceV2ClientBuilder for ConfigServiceV2Client) as an easy way of specifying custom credentials, settings, or a custom endpoint. Clients are thread-safe, and we recommend using a single instance across your entire application unless you have a particular need to configure multiple client objects separately.