LicenseProviderAttribute LicenseProviderAttribute LicenseProviderAttribute LicenseProviderAttribute Class

Definition

Specifies the LicenseProvider to use with a class. This class cannot be inherited.

public ref class LicenseProviderAttribute sealed : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple=false, Inherited=false)]
public sealed class LicenseProviderAttribute : Attribute
type LicenseProviderAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public NotInheritable Class LicenseProviderAttribute
Inherits Attribute
Inheritance
LicenseProviderAttributeLicenseProviderAttributeLicenseProviderAttributeLicenseProviderAttribute
Attributes

Examples

The following code example uses the LicFileLicenseProvider as the license provider for MyControl.

[LicenseProvider(LicFileLicenseProvider::typeid)]
ref class MyControl: public Control
{
protected:

   // Insert code here.
   ~MyControl()
   {
      /* All components must dispose of the licenses they grant. 
               * Insert code here to dispose of the license. */
   }
};
[LicenseProvider(typeof(LicFileLicenseProvider))]
 public class MyControl : Control {
 
    // Insert code here.
 
    protected override void Dispose(bool disposing) {
       /* All components must dispose of the licenses they grant. 
        * Insert code here to dispose of the license. */
    }
 }
<LicenseProvider(GetType(LicFileLicenseProvider))> _
Public Class MyControl
    Inherits Control
    
    ' Insert code here.
    Protected Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
        ' All components must dispose of the licenses they grant.
        ' Insert code here to dispose of the license.
    End Sub        

End Class

The next code example creates an instance of the MyControl class. Then, it gets the attributes for the class, and prints the name of the license provider used by myNewControl.

int main()
{
   // Creates a new component.
   MyControl^ myNewControl = gcnew MyControl;

   // Gets the attributes for the component.
   AttributeCollection^ attributes = TypeDescriptor::GetAttributes( myNewControl );

   /* Prints the name of the license provider by retrieving the LicenseProviderAttribute 
        * from the AttributeCollection. */
   LicenseProviderAttribute^ myAttribute = dynamic_cast<LicenseProviderAttribute^>(attributes[ LicenseProviderAttribute::typeid ]);
   Console::WriteLine( "The license provider for this class is: {0}", myAttribute->LicenseProvider );
   return 0;
}
public static int Main() {
    // Creates a new component.
    MyControl myNewControl = new MyControl();
 
    // Gets the attributes for the component.
    AttributeCollection attributes = TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(myNewControl);
 
    /* Prints the name of the license provider by retrieving the LicenseProviderAttribute 
     * from the AttributeCollection. */
    LicenseProviderAttribute myAttribute = (LicenseProviderAttribute)attributes[typeof(LicenseProviderAttribute)];
    Console.WriteLine("The license provider for this class is: " + myAttribute.LicenseProvider.ToString());
 
    return 0;
 }
Public Shared Function Main() As Integer
    ' Creates a new component.
    Dim myNewControl As New MyControl()
    
    ' Gets the attributes for the component.
    Dim attributes As AttributeCollection = TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(myNewControl)
    
    ' Prints the name of the license provider by retrieving the LicenseProviderAttribute 
    ' from the AttributeCollection. 
    Dim myAttribute As LicenseProviderAttribute = _
        CType(attributes(GetType(LicenseProviderAttribute)), LicenseProviderAttribute)
        
    Console.WriteLine(("The license provider for this class is: " & _
        myAttribute.LicenseProvider.ToString()))
    Return 0
End Function

Remarks

When you create a component that you want to license, you must specify the LicenseProvider by marking the component with a LicenseProviderAttribute.

Use the LicenseProvider property to get the Type of the LicenseProvider.

For more information about attributes, see Attributes. For more information about licensing, see How to: License Components and Controls.

Note

The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this class 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.

Constructors

LicenseProviderAttribute() LicenseProviderAttribute() LicenseProviderAttribute() LicenseProviderAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the LicenseProviderAttribute class without a license provider.

LicenseProviderAttribute(String) LicenseProviderAttribute(String) LicenseProviderAttribute(String) LicenseProviderAttribute(String)

Initializes a new instance of the LicenseProviderAttribute class with the specified type.

LicenseProviderAttribute(Type) LicenseProviderAttribute(Type) LicenseProviderAttribute(Type) LicenseProviderAttribute(Type)

Initializes a new instance of the LicenseProviderAttribute class with the specified type of license provider.

Fields

Default Default Default Default

Specifies the default value, which is no provider. This static field is read-only.

Properties

LicenseProvider LicenseProvider LicenseProvider LicenseProvider

Gets the license provider that must be used with the associated class.

TypeId TypeId TypeId TypeId

Indicates a unique ID for this attribute type.

Methods

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

Indicates whether this instance and a specified object are equal.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.

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

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute()

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.

(Inherited from Attribute)
Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
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)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to

See Also