Subject: Can't use VS Form designer mode on a form with a PDF Viewer control after the "trail period" of your download ends whether you have a license or not
Date: 2022-08-17 20:38:18
From: Scott
Source: can-t-use-vs-form-designer-mode-form-pdf-viewer-control-trail-period-download-ends-whether-license-not

This question has not yet been resolved. I have a **valid license** and the App works fine in its compiled form but if you try to work with the Form designer with a PDF viewer control after the "trial period" of the lib you initially installed ends the viewer throws and exception (licensing error) when you try to use the Designer mode on the form

I believe this is because the Visual Studio Designer is executing the designer code in it's own context (main()) not the main() of your actual application where you have placed your license code set up. There is apparently no way to resolve this in ComponentPro's current implementation of this product.

You simply can't use VS Designer on a Form you have successfully created after the "trial period" of the initial lib you installed ends - whether you have a license or not. 

This is unacceptable behavior and makes it much harder to make changes to a form some time after it was initially built because you can then only test it by compiling and running the program. Any changes have to be made by editing the actual designer code followed by compilation and test runs.

As yet I've not received any resolution of this issue. For that reason I'll be looking for an alternative product for my future projects.


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