LicenseProvider Class

 
System_CAPS_noteNote

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Provides the abstract base class for implementing a license provider.

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

System.Object
  System.ComponentModel.LicenseProvider
    System.ComponentModel.LicFileLicenseProvider

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, SharedState = true)]
public abstract class LicenseProvider

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protmethodLicenseProvider()

Initializes a new instance of the LicenseProvider class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetLicense(LicenseContext, Type, Object, Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, gets a license for an instance or type of component, when given a context and whether the denial of a license throws an exception.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

Notes to Inheritors:

When you inherit from LicenseProvider, you must override the GetLicense method.

See LicFileLicenseProvider for an implementation of this class. For more information on licensing, see How to: License Components and Controls.

The following code example creates a licensed control using the Validate method. It uses a LicenseProvider that is implemented by the LicFileLicenseProvider class.

using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Windows.Forms;


// Adds the LicenseProviderAttribute to the control.
[LicenseProvider(typeof(LicFileLicenseProvider))]
public class MyControl : Control 
{

   // Creates a new, null license.
   private License license = null;

   public MyControl () 
   {

      // Adds Validate to the control's constructor.
      license = LicenseManager.Validate(typeof(MyControl), this);

      // Insert code to perform other instance creation tasks here.
   }

   protected override void Dispose(bool disposing) 
   {
      if(disposing)
      {
         if (license != null) 
         {
            license.Dispose();
            license = null;
         }
      }
   }

}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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