Overview of the Splunk Extension for Visual Studio

The Splunk® Extension for Visual Studio provides tooling to support creating projects in Visual Studio with the Splunk Software Development Kit (SDK) for C#, and for configuring logging of events over UDP or TCP to Splunk Enterprise.

The extension adds to the Visual Studio software development platform to simplify creating projects using the Splunk SDK for C#. It provides:

  • A new "Splunk SDK for C#" project template.
  • A new "Splunk Modular Input" project template.
  • A set of code snippets for common tasks using the Splunk SDK for C#.
  • Optional support for logging events over UDP or TCP with .NET Trace Listeners or the Semantic Logging Application Block (SLAB)

Keep reading to learn more about system requirements, installation procedures, and how to get started using the extension.