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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.



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

    1. Activate using GrapeCity License Manager(GCLM)
    2. Activate using Command Prompt

    Activate using Grapecity License Manager (GCLM)

    1. After installation, navigate to C:\ProgramData\GrapeCity\gclm on your machine and double click gclm.exe. Click 'Activate'.
    2. Enter the license key and click 'Activate'.
    3. Click Ok.

    Note: Use gclm to deactivate the license before moving the license to another machine. Open gclm located in C:\ProgramData\GrapeCity\gclm and click 'Deactivate'.



    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.
    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 14" /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 14", 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 14"
      /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 14" 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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