Spread.NET ReadMe Documentation
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    Spread for WinForms Installation
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    Notes for Users of Previous Versions

    Install Instructions

    To install Spread.NET,

    1. Run the GcInstaller.exe program.
    2. Select Options.
    3. Accept or change the installation location in the General tab.
    4. Close the Options dialog.
    5. Read and accept the End User License Agreement.
    6. Select the components to install and then select Install.

    Offline Install Instructions

    To install Spread for WinForms in offline mode,

    1. Save the downloaded ZIP file to a temporary directory on your system, and then unzip the files to C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Local\GcInstaller\Offline.
    2. Run GcInstaller.exe.
    3. Select Options.
    4. If Offline is not selected by default, select the Mode tab and change the mode to Offline.
    5. Accept or change the installation location in the General tab.
    6. Close the Options dialog.
    7. Read and accept the End User License Agreement.
    8. Select the components to install and then select Install.

    Notes:

    Activation

    You can activate the product using any one of the following ways:

    1. Activate using Grapecity License Manager
    2. Activate using Command Prompt

    Activate using Grapecity License Manager

    1. In the GrapeCity License Manager window that appears at the end of the installation, under Action, click Activate.
    2. On the Activate the Product Key screen that appears, click Next.
    3. In the Enter a Product Key screen that appears, enter the requested information, entering the product key exactly as you received it, including any capital letters. A green check mark appears next to this field to indicate a valid key.
    4. Click the Next button to authenticate the license.
    5. If your machine does not have an internet connection,
      1. Select the Use a browser on another machine with Internet connectivity option and click the Next button.
      2. From the Activate using the GrapeCity web site screen that appears, copy the Product Key and Authentication Number.
      3. On another machine with an internet connection, go to https://sas.grapecity.com/activation. Remember not to close the activation dialog on your original machine until the activation process is complete.
      4. Enter the Product Key and Authentication Number from the original machine on this website.
      5. Click the Send Request button to generate a license key.
      6. From the website, copy the License Key and enter it in the Activate using GrapeCity web site dialog under Step 3.
      7. Click Next and then Finish to complete the licensing process.

    Note: You can use the license manager to deactivate a license before moving the license to another machine. The license manager is located in C:\\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\GrapeCity\Components. You can also use the Start menu link.

    Activate using Command Prompt

    If you are trying to activate on a secure machine and can't disable internet, follow the steps mentioned below to license the product.

    1. Open the command prompt.
    2. Type the below command and press enter to browse to the following directory:
      cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\GrapeCity\Components
    3. Run the following command to open the Grapecity License Manager. Click "Yes" in the Grapecity License Manager dialog that appears on your screen.
      Grapecity.LicenseManager.exe/?
    4. A list of commands will be displayed on the command line. Use the last command, replacing the "YourProductKey" field with your product key as shown below to get the authentication number:
      GrapeCity.LicenseManager.exe /GetAuthenticationNumber /Product:"Spread.NET 13" /ProductKey:YourProductKey
    5. On another machine with an internet connection, go to https://sas.grapecity.com/activation/. Enter the Product Key and Authentication Number from the original machine on this website. Click the Send Request button to generate a license key.
    6. Now, open the command prompt and type the first command from the list obtained after executing the step 3. The following command will activate the product when you replace the Product Name field with "Spread.NET 13", the YourAuthenticationNumber field with the number (obtained in Step 4), the YourProductKey field with the product key and the YourLicenseKey field with the license key (obtained in Step 5). Also, type your username, company name and email address in the fields YourName, YourCompanyName and YourEmail respectively.
      GrapeCity.LicenseManager.exe /Activate /Offline /Product:"Spread.NET 13"
      /AuthenticationNumber:YourAuthenticationNumber /ProductKey:YourProductKey
      /LicenseKey:YourLicenseKey [/UserName:YourName] [/CompanyName:YourCompanyName] [/Email:YourEmail]
    7. If the above command is executed successfully, it displays the message "Activated Successfully" on the command line. This indicates that the product license is successfully activated on the secure machine.

    Note: You can use the command prompt to deactivate a license before moving the license to another machine. All you need to do is to simply browse to the directory as in Step 2 above, press enter and type the following command replacing the Product Name field with "Spread.NET 13" and the Product key field with your product key: GrapeCity.LicenseManager.exe /Deactivate /Offline/Product:ProductName /ProductKey:YourProductKey

    Adding the Component to the Toolbox

    If the Spread component is not displayed in the Toolbox, follow the procedure for Adding the Component to the Toolbox.

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