License Compiler (Lc.exe)
The License Compiler reads text files that contain licensing information and produces a .licenses file that can be embedded in a common language runtime executable as a resource.
lc /target:targetPE /complist:filename [/outdir:path] /i:modules [/nologo] [/v]
|/complist:filename||Specifies the name of a file that contains the list of licensed components to include in the .licenses file. Each component is referenced using its full name with only one component per line.
Command-line users can specify a separate file for each form in the project. Lc.exe accepts multiple input files and produces a single .licenses file.
|/h[elp]||Displays command syntax and options for the tool.|
|/i:modules||Specifies the list of modules that contain the components listed in the /complist file.|
|/nologo||Suppresses the Microsoft startup banner display.|
|/outdir:path||Specifies the directory in which to place the output .licenses file.|
|/target:targetPE||Specifies the executable for which the .licenses file is being generated.|
|/v||Specifies verbose mode; displays compilation progress information.|
|/?||Displays command syntax and options for the tool.|
- If you are using a licensed control
Samples.DLLin an application called
HostApp.exe, you can create
HostAppLic.txtthat contains the following.
- Create the .licenses file called
HostApp.exe.licensesusing the following command.
lc /target:HostApp.exe /complist:hostapplic.txt /i:Samples.DLL /outdir:c:\bindir
HostApp.exeincluding the .licenses file as a resource. If you were building a C# application you would use the following command to build your application.
csc /res:HostApp.exe.licenses /out:HostApp.exe *.cs
The following command compiles
myApp.licenses from the lists of licensed components specified by
modulesList argument specifies the modules that contain the licensed components.
lc /target:myApp /complist:hostapplic.txt /complist:hostapplic2.txt /complist: hostapplic3.txt /i:modulesList