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I have just finished up a small windows application in c#.

I have created a setup and now I want to run this application only for 7 days.
(after that it should be registered with any serial keys, or any other method).


How can I achieve this?
Posted 17-Oct-11 22:17pm
Updated 17-Oct-11 22:33pm
Dalek Dave433.3K
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Dalek Dave 18-Oct-11 3:35am
   
Edited for Grammar and Syntax.
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Solution 1

Microsoft has a product called Software License & Protection Services (SLP Services) to help ISVs protect and manage their software from piracy. This same technology may be used to manage trials as well as conversion from trial to a licensed product via a different license key. You can take a look at
http://www.microsoft.com/slps/[^]

These links will help you understand how you can solve this Licensing issue. Here are the links;
Application Trial Maker[^]
c# Setup for Trial and Serial key[^]

Good luck
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Dalek Dave 18-Oct-11 3:35am
   
Good Links.
Orcun Iyigun 18-Oct-11 3:36am
   
Thank you ;)
Indiana.Net 18-Oct-11 3:47am
   
thanks !! really helpfull
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Solution 2

Another option is a timer control, run from initial set up, and after 7 days it asks for a key.
Base the algorithm of the key on a date control and then email it after payment/registration is received.
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