LicenseProvider LicenseProvider LicenseProvider LicenseProvider Class

Definition

Provides the abstract base class for implementing a license provider.

public ref class LicenseProvider abstract
public abstract class LicenseProvider
type LicenseProvider = class
Public MustInherit Class LicenseProvider
Inheritance
LicenseProviderLicenseProviderLicenseProviderLicenseProvider
Derived

Examples

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

// Adds the LicenseProviderAttribute to the control.

[LicenseProvider(LicFileLicenseProvider::typeid)]
public ref class MyControl: public Control
{
   // Creates a new, null license.
private:
   License^ license;

public:
   MyControl()
   {
      
      // Adds Validate to the control's constructor.
      license = LicenseManager::Validate( MyControl::typeid, this );

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

public:
   ~MyControl()
   {
      if ( license != nullptr )
      {
         delete license;
         license = nullptr;
      }
   }
};
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;
         }
      }
   }
 
}
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

Notes to Inheritors

When you inherit from LicenseProvider, you must override the GetLicense(LicenseContext, Type, Object, Boolean) method.

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

Constructors

LicenseProvider() LicenseProvider() LicenseProvider() LicenseProvider()

Initializes a new instance of the LicenseProvider class.

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetLicense(LicenseContext, Type, Object, Boolean) GetLicense(LicenseContext, Type, Object, Boolean) GetLicense(LicenseContext, Type, Object, Boolean) GetLicense(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.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See Also