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August 6, 2014

[Quartz.NET]: Configure Job in XML using Quartz plug-in XMLSchedulingDataProcessorPlugin

Filed under: Quartz,Quartz.NET — basquang @ 2:57 PM
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You can initialize the scheduler with predefined jobs and triggers using the XMLSchedulingDataProcessorPlugin. This plugin loads XML file(s) to add jobs and schedule them with triggers as the scheduler is initialized, and can optionally periodically scan the file for changes.The XML schema definition can be found here:

Here are simple steps to use Quartz.NET plugin

  1. Create Console Application
  2. Install Quartz.NET from NuGet
  3. Add logging configuration in App.config as below

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
        <sectionGroup name="common">
          <section name="logging" type="Common.Logging.ConfigurationSectionHandler, Common.Logging"/>
          <factoryAdapter type="Common.Logging.Simple.ConsoleOutLoggerFactoryAdapter, Common.Logging">
            <arg key="showLogName" value="true"/>
            <arg key="showDataTime" value="true"/>
            <arg key="level" value="INFO"/>
            <arg key="dateTimeFormat" value="HH:mm:ss:fff"/>
            <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5" />

  4. Create a simple job as code below

    namespace Lesson5
        public class SimpleJob : IJob
            private static readonly ILog log = LogManager.GetLogger(typeof(SimpleJob));
            /// <summary>
            /// Called by the <see cref="IScheduler" /> when a
            /// <see cref="ITrigger" /> fires that is associated with
            /// the <see cref="IJob" />.
            /// </summary>
            public virtual void Execute(IJobExecutionContext context)
                // This job simply prints out its job name and the
                // date and time that it is running
                JobKey jobKey = context.JobDetail.Key;
                log.InfoFormat("Executing job: {0} executing at {1}", jobKey, DateTime.Now.ToString("r"));
                if (context.MergedJobDataMap.Count > 0)
                    ICollection<string> keys = context.MergedJobDataMap.Keys;
                    foreach (string key in keys)
                        String val = context.MergedJobDataMap.GetString(key);
                        log.InfoFormat(" - jobDataMap entry: {0} = {1}", key, val);
                context.Result = "hello";

  5. Create a xml file named as quartz_jobs.xml and set Build Action=Content and Copy to Output Directory=Copy always as below

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <job-scheduling-data xmlns=""
          <job-type>Lesson5.SimpleJob, Lesson5</job-type>

  6. Loading the job in XML plugin in Program console as code below

    ILog log = LogManager.GetLogger(typeof(Program));
    // our properties that enable XML configuration plugin
    // and makes it watch for changes every two minutes (120 seconds)
    var properties = new NameValueCollection();
    properties["quartz.plugin.triggHistory.type"] = "Quartz.Plugin.History.LoggingJobHistoryPlugin";
    properties["quartz.plugin.jobInitializer.type"] = "Quartz.Plugin.Xml.XMLSchedulingDataProcessorPlugin";
    properties["quartz.plugin.jobInitializer.fileNames"] = "quartz_jobs.xml";
    properties["quartz.plugin.jobInitializer.failOnFileNotFound"] = "true";
    properties["quartz.plugin.jobInitializer.scanInterval"] = "120";
    // First we must get a reference to a scheduler
    ISchedulerFactory sf = new StdSchedulerFactory(properties);
    IScheduler sched = sf.GetScheduler();
    // start the schedule 
    // wait five minutes to give our jobs a chance to run
    catch (ThreadInterruptedException)
    // shut down the scheduler

Hope this help!


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