The Joel on Software Discussion Group (CLOSED)

A place to discuss Joel on Software. Now closed.

This community works best when people use their real names. Please register for a free account.

Other Groups:
Joel on Software
Business of Software
Design of Software (CLOSED)
.NET Questions (CLOSED)
Fog Creek Copilot

The Old Forum

Your hosts:
Albert D. Kallal
Li-Fan Chen
Stephen Jones

Looking for best of breed, 'software licensing' library for VB6

Our company is in the process of acquiring the rights to a desktop application written in VB6.  Putting aside converting the code to .Net.  We are looking for a library/ActiveX control that would lock out unregistered users after a trial and require an annual subscription.  I realize the best option may be implementing this product as a web application, but we are looking for a solution with the least amount of upfront development.  Does anyone know of any 'software licensing' libraries for VB6 desktop applications?  What are the best products out there?
Alex M. Send private email
Thursday, May 14, 2009
SafeNet is good, expensive though.
SumoRunner Send private email
Thursday, May 14, 2009
You could go down several paths:-

(1) Use the Internet (and the Internet control in VB6) to register users and keep the list on the web server and then check after a certain date and disable the software.

(2) I develop USB-like software dongles (thumbdisk-size) if you're interested.
Ezani Send private email
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Take a look at our CryptoLicensing product. It supports everything you mentioned like activation, machine-locking and subscription licenses.

It is available for ActiveX

and for MFC (library form)
ssware Send private email
Friday, May 15, 2009

This topic is archived. No further replies will be accepted.

Other recent topics Other recent topics
Powered by FogBugz