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  • Runtime add-on wanted

    Can the runtime version be timed out. We would like to be able to have our runtime version expire as of Jan 1,2002. or at another date that we specify.
    This would seem to be a commen application. Has alpha or any of your users developed this add-on. Please advise.

  • #2
    RE: Runtime add-on wanted

    You could put a simple xbasic script in the oninit event for your startup form.

    if date() > {your date here}
    ui_msg_box("Sorry","Your license has expired")
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      RE: Runtime add-on wanted

      Better yet. Put the script in a script (is a double 'script' anything like a double negative?) called "Autoexec" and the form will never even load.


      • #4
        RE: Runtime add-on wanted

        I've been lead to believe... if the user holds down the 'shift' key the AutoExec script is completely bypassed.

        I use an 'encrypted' DBF file with a date field. If the person is not registered it will only run 'x' amount of times or no later than the date specified.



        • #5
          RE: Runtime add-on wanted

          Sample script, please? Both for encryption and the rest.


          • #6
            RE: Runtime add-on wanted

            Can you send me a sample of the encrypted file and the script
            Charlie Crimmel


            • #7
              RE: Runtime add-on wanted

              You are right about the shift key! Thanks, I forgot about that!


              • #8
                RE: Runtime add-on wanted

                I nominate your code for inclusion into the code archive and think that makes it unanimous.




                • #9
                  RE: Runtime add-on wanted


                  Some explanation is necessary. Alpha Five cannot 'encrypt or decrypt' DBF files, so I use a product from Apollo Software called "Apollo OLE DB" which allows me to create and use encrypted dbf files. The package has many other
                  uses, but it has to be used at the DLL level. This package costs $429.

                  As I told one user, I should have no problem developing an EXE which uses this info to create a stand-alone app which will encrypt your dbf files for you, in fact I did exactly that last night, and it works well.

                  How would you use it?
                  Main Form 'onActivate' script:
                  '(password protected script, of course)

                  ' Open your customer.dbf
                  sys_shell "CrimeLok.exe customer.dbf YourPassword /O", 1
                  ' customer.dbf is now readable with A5
                  ' retreive your data here
                  ' Re-lock it immediately , to be safe.
                  sys_shell "CrimeLok.exe customer.dbf YourPassword /L", 1
                  'The file is now encrypted
                  'Continue with your A5 program

                  Of course, I must charge a small fee for this app. If I can figure out a way to make a demo version of it, I will post it on this site.