License File Generation with MVC(Core) Applications

Posted by: david on 26 March 2020, 3:03 am EST

  • Posted 26 March 2020, 3:03 am EST

    I'm working on an MVC Core application and having issues creating a licenses.licx file using Visual Studio 2019. Ultimately I want to demo reports running on our Azure App Service using AR14. Everything works locally on Windows and macOS running .NET Core.

    I'm following the directions here: https://www.grapecity.com/activereports/docs/v14/online/ar-how-licensing-activereports.html

    Using https://github.com/activereports/WebSamples14/tree/master/JsViewerSamples/JSViewer_MVC(Core) as a starter application.

    According to the instructions a licenses.licx file should be created automatically and embedded in my application.

    For my app or the sample, no licenses.licx file is generated. I attempted to copy one from another sample but it causes compilation issues.

    Any thoughts on how I can get a generate a dev license to demo our items on our app service?

  • Marked as Answer

    Replied 26 March 2020, 10:21 pm EST

    Hello,

    You can add the attached " licenses.licx " in your project. I have checked with the JSViewer_MVC(Core) sample after deploying to azure. It works perfectly fine.

    Thanks,
    Mohit

    licenses.zip
  • Replied 2 April 2020, 11:13 am EST

    Thank you for the file. I did get working and learned quite a bit. Note we are using a .Net Core application.

    Some notes for other users:
    • Do not choose the option of 'Embedded Resource' for the license file, it will use lc.exe and the build will fail (this is a known .Net core issue)

    • msbuild must be used and not dotnet build in order for the gclm tool to build and include the license file in the dll


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