Create a Trial Version/Shareware .NET application

I see plenty of questions around creating shareware applications. Although there are some tools and code available on the web that let you do that, I thought of writing this post to let you know about the FREE Shareware Starter Kit

The Shareware Starter Kit was released a couple of years ago by Microsoft and is a sample application that implements the common features in shareware applications. Although this was released a couple of years ago, you can easily follow the code to create one of your own or enhance it further. Here are some features of this starter kit

- integrated e-commerce using PayPal for users to purchase a licensed copy of your software via webservices

- Try and Buy feature which lets you configure your application for a trial period before prompting the user for a secure product activation

- A simple form to let you register the product as well as accept customer feedback directly from the product using webservices

- Capturing errors and exceptions and reporting using Web services.

I hope you find the Shareware Starter Kit useful to create your own Shareware applications

You can see a Demo of this kit over here

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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also written two EBooks 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook

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1 comment:

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