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