and How can I redistribute free of charge the DLL?
of all, to redistribute your apps with the dll, you only have to deploy
the DLL with your exe and register it inside the registry of your customer's
PC. To register the DLL, just use the standard command line REGSVR32
program or set the correct option inside your installation program (Installshield
for VB has an option for register automatically the DLLs).
external setup programs are needed. Just copy the DLL and your exe,
and register on the target PC the DLL.
can redistribute for free the DLL together with your applications, provided
that you respect and comply to this limitations
cannot make competitive product to PDFReport: for example, no products
like ReportMakers or Crystal Reports;
cannot use PDFReport to create Applications whose main purpose is
to create PDF files or code: no PDF Printer Driver for example, or
PDF conversion web sites;
must take care that your serial number is not deployed visible inside
your application: so, if you give away the source code, the serial must
be deleted from it, and the people who buys you r source must buy a
valid serial too to compile it again. Again, you cannot sell ASP web
based applications with PDFReport Runtime inside, as they have clearly
visible code (and my serial too).
any way, the DLL you redeploy cannot be used by any other developer
unless he has a valid serial; you must have one license for one developer.
No copy of the DLL deployed for runtime must run in design time in any
kind of Development Tool, in any case, unless you have bought a valide
license for that PC.
you are an Internet Service Provider, you are not allowed to install
and let your customer use the DLL on the internet servers unless you
have a special agreement with the Author - Massimo
THE LICENSE AGREEMENT