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I need a little help- I have an ActiveX control that requires a run-time license.  I do have the license.  I've searched the forums extensively and only see a few fleeting references to this.

I'm not sure where to go from here.  From what I can see, other programming languages just have the functionality to supply the built in.  I have a large-ish project I want to use these controls in, so switching languages is not really feasible.

Thanks!

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I believe that the .LIC file/registry entry is for design-time licensing.  From what I understand, run-time licensing appears to require that the license key (a code which I do have) be supplied when the COM object is instantiated, but AutoIT doesn't look to have any ability to supply that.

I think it is possible to use an ActiveX object directly without registering it via DLLCall, and I'm wondering if that's the way forward?  Just a bit over my head, unfortunately.

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Name the ActiveX control., and link to or post the documentation for it.

If you can use the licence in some other language then I do not see why you cannot in AutoIt

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Thanks for looking.

This is one of the controls: http://www.exontrol.com/exgantt.jsp

Here's their FAQ section on instantiating a run-time licensed control: http://www.exontrol.com/gfaq.jsp#runax

This is the MSDN information on licensed controls: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa751973(v=vs.85).aspx

It looks like other language's design tools will retrieve the run-time key from the active X control using the design-time key, and embed it in the EXE.

The FAQ shows how to supply it when you instantiate it yourself in languages that don't support the automatic inclusion.  I have the run-time key values (the control's supplier gave them to me).  Because I have purchased this I can re-distribute the DLL but I believe I cannot share the run-time key.

EDIT: I mean share as in post it up here, obviously I have to be able to include it in my program or it would be useless.

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I phrased a bit of that wrong.  The FAQ shows how to supply the run time key when you programmatically create the control- since there is no designer to do the heavy lifting for you.

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I guess it really comes down to some method of using IClassFactory2 when instantiating the COM object.  My gut feeling is that AU3 can't do it.  I should maybe have tried that before buying $1k worth of COM objects for this project... woops...

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I guess it really comes down to some method of using IClassFactory2 when instantiating the COM object.  My gut feeling is that AU3 can't do it.  I should maybe have tried that before buying $1k worth of COM objects for this project... woops...

Don't lose hope yet, it's likely that somebody that knows a lot more than me will stop by and give you a firm answer one way or the other.

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