Provides an implementation of a LicenseProvider. The provider works in a similar fashion to the Microsoft .NET Framework standard licensing model.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetKey||Returns a key for the specified type.|
|GetLicense||Returns a license for the instance of the component, if one is available. (Overrides LicenseProvider.GetLicense(LicenseContext, Type, Object, Boolean).)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsKeyValid||Determines whether the key that the GetLicense method retrieves is valid for the specified type.|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
The offers GetLicense and IsKeyValid methods. The IsKeyValid method determines whether the LicenseKey retrieved by the GetLicense method is valid. When you inherit from this class, you can override the IsKeyValid method to provide your own validation logic.
This class exists to provide similar licensing functionality to COM licensing and uses text license files.
For more information on licensing, see How to: License Components and Controls.
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: SharedState. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.
The following example creates a licensed control using the Validate method. It uses for the license manager.
Imports System Imports System.ComponentModel Imports System.Windows.Forms ' Adds the LicenseProviderAttribute to the control. <LicenseProvider(GetType(LicFileLicenseProvider))> _ Public Class MyControl Inherits Control ' Creates a new, null license. Private license As License = Nothing Public Sub New() ' Adds Validate to the control's constructor. license = LicenseManager.Validate(GetType(MyControl), Me) ' Insert code to perform other instance creation tasks here. End Sub Protected Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean) If disposing Then If (license IsNot Nothing) Then license.Dispose() license = Nothing End If End If End Sub End Class
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.