I was wondering .. and could not find an answer in FAQ :
Let say I've written a commercial .NET library (WPF control for instance), and I'm selling it for 10$ in many different web-sites (like gumroard)...
Can I publish an article that describes this component (so this will be like some ad of my own work), with sample application, some explanations, quick manual etc .. But still component itself is commercial and costs a money to download.
Is it forbidden in CP ?
The chances are that it would be considered an advert for your product and flagged as SPAM - I have certainly done that with quite a few blatant plugs written as articles.
Basically, if the article needs your product in order to be used, then it's an advert, and those CP insists you pay for!
If you release a free version (with maybe some of the better features removed, but not time limited) then a guide to how to use it might get through. But a guide to a product you have to pay for before you can use it at all? Not a lot of chance, I'm afraid.
But Kudos for asking first! Have a 5.
You can write an article explaining how to use it and how it makes life better. There's an approval process here at CP for the articles. In case, reviewers (who are CP community members) feel that a change is required, they will comment under the article.
Hmmm, interesting question. If you make the code available for people to use, or you provide a free to use version, then you won't run foul of the militants, like me, who moderate the article queues and chase down people who are basically using Code Project as a form of free advertising.
If, however, your code is close source, and it requires people to pay to use the component then the only way you will get this through moderation is if you are providing the article as a product showcase article (i.e. your company sponsors Code Project).
If you simply want to provide tutorials on how to use your product, then you should really offer them on your product site.
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