Java PatternLayoutEncoderBase-class And Method Code Example

Here is an example of how to use the PatternLayoutEncoderBase class from the logback library to format log messages:

import ch.qos.logback.classic.encoder.PatternLayoutEncoder;
import ch.qos.logback.core.FileAppender;
import org.slf4j.Logger;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;

public class MyApp {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // create a new logger
        Logger logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger("MyApp");

        // create a new FileAppender
        FileAppender<ILoggingEvent> fileAppender = new FileAppender<>();

        // create a new PatternLayoutEncoder
        PatternLayoutEncoder encoder = new PatternLayoutEncoder();
        encoder.setPattern("%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss} %-5level %logger{36} - %msg%n");

        // add the encoder to the FileAppender

        // add the FileAppender to the logger

        // log some messages
        logger.debug("Debug message");"Info message");
        logger.warn("Warning message");
        logger.error("Error message");

In this example, the setPattern method is used to set the layout pattern for the log messages. The pattern string "%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss} %-5level %logger{36} - %msg%n" specifies that the log messages should include the date and time, the log level, the logger name, and the log message, separated by a hyphen. The %n at the end specifies that each log message should be printed on a new line.

Once pattern is set, the encoder is added to the FileAppender which is responsible for writing the log messages to a file.

You can customize the pattern string to format the log messages according to your needs.