The Dapfor Wpf GridControl is a licensed component using Microsoft standard licensing model. The following should be done to compile license for Dapfor software:

  • Create a licenses.licx text file within a project that uses Dapfor software. This file is usually created automatically when the Dapfor.Wpf.dll assembly is added or when a licensed control is used in designer. It can also exist with licensed components of other vendors. Sometimes Microsoft Visual Studio doesn’t display this file. To display this file, it it necessary to disable filtering with 'Show All files' button.

    Visual studio solution explorer
  • licenses.licx is a text file that contains the list of licensed components that should be compiled by license compiler (lc.exe). Every line in this file corresponds to a licensed component and includes its name, assembly, version, culture and PublicKeyToken. Version, culture and PublicKeyToken are optional parameters that can be omitted (we recommend using only component name and assembly name to ensure compatibility with future software versions).

    Visual studio licenses.licx file
  • License compiler checks components for available license (purchased from Dapfor or a trial license used for grid evolution). If a license is found, it is compiled to resources of application that uses Dapfor software.

    1. Trial license. This license enables usage of Dapfor product for 30 days after installation. Upon expiration of the trial period Dapfor software should be removed or licensed for future use.
    2. If a license is purchased, it should be installed to computer where the product is compiled. Read more about license installation.

Licenses for compilation and software operation are required only at developer computers that are used for final product compilation. To distribute the application it is sufficient to copy the Dapfor.Wpf.dll assembly to final package. Installation of Dapfor products or licenses to end user computers is not required. Read moreabout deployment.

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