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How to distribute an ActiveXperts Component

ActiveXperts Software offers Distribution Licenses for the following products:

  • ActiveXperts SMS Component
  • ActiveXperts Network Component
  • ActiveXperts Twitter Component
  • ActiveXperts Serial Port Component
  • ActiveXperts Email Component
  • ActiveXperts Scripting Component

For each product, the core consists of just one file, the actual ActiveX DLL file. This is the only file required for distributing the product.

For each product, this DLL is located in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActiveXperts folder by default, with the following name:

Product 32-bit DLL file 64-bit DLL file Default Location
ActiveXperts SMS Component AxSms32.dll AxSms64.dll C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActiveXperts
ActiveXperts Network Component AxNetwork32.dll AxNetwork64.dll C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActiveXperts
ActiveXperts Twitter Component AxTwitter32.dll AxTwitter64.dll C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActiveXperts
ActiveXperts Serial Port Component AxSerial32.dll AxSerial64.dll C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActiveXperts
ActiveXperts Email Component AxEmail32.dll AxEmail64.dll C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActiveXperts
ActiveXperts Scripting Component AxScript32.dll AxScript64.dll C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActiveXperts

To distribute the DLL to one or more PC's as part of your software or solution, you must do the following:

  • Purchase a Distribution License of the product. A valid license key will be sent to you. You can use this key on all target computers, inside or outside your network;
  • Copy the DLL to the target PC. This can be done manually, or as part of your software installation/script;
  • Register the component on the target PC. To do so, issue the following command from the command prompt, for instance:
    REGSVR32 <destination-path>\AxSms32.dll
  • Use the license key on the target computer. This can be done either by editting the registry, or by using the license key in your program code by setting the 'LicenseKey' property. See your manual for more details.