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    Component Licensing

    Howdy,

    I am working on some custom components that I would like to sell with a form of licensing,

    Is there a way to make a component exit a application?


    Meaning, if the license key is no good, i want it to pop up a msg box, then throw a quit.


    I figure I can always run a 'Throw New Exception("Invalid Key")', but that won't cause the program to stop since it's behind the scenes.

    I realize that if i add checks, then i can say 'If CodeIsInvalid then don't process the process'...

    Any insight would be fantastic!

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    Re: Component Licensing

    Get yourself a proper licensing tool, e.g. Infralution Licensing System.

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    Re: Component Licensing

    Thanks jmcilhinney, and for $170 that looks like a good buy.

    However, i'm curious how they go about doing it.

    As with programming, the joy comes from making your own custom solution.

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    Re: Component Licensing

    Scratch my last, I think i'll just go for that licensing module.

    It gives the source so I can make my own custom billing, which I was worried that it would not.

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    Re: Component Licensing

    I agree that it seems like a good idea to make something yourself but, considering the number of man hours that has gone into creating and testing something like ILS, the price is very good. Anything you create yourself would take you much more than that worth of your own time to create and most likely be less robust.

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    Re: Component Licensing

    Although I will be experimenting with my own version of licensing, I think ultimately I will get this when money allows me.

    When starting projects, I try to do everything 100% in house, and WISH not to purchase other things. However, looking at it, this appears to be a fairly great investment.

    I have made my own controls for licensing for my actual software, so licensing of controls is new to me.

    Regardless, thank you for the tip. I always enjoy finding .net related products.

    Like the Telerik Controls, and now this.

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