Embedding license into application

I have tested my program with the license and it works, but I don't want to have the .lic file in a directory, I want to add it as a resource to my application. How do I do that? I have looked around and all the samples say that I should have a .licx files with the following text inside:


and just compile in with the project. The problem is that Aspose.Pdf is not a component, and the compiler I'm using (Delphi) doesn't seem to like it. Has anyone embedded a license on an application?

BTW, Why isn't the Pdf object derived from System.ComponentModel.Component?
That way it could be used on forms as a non-visual component.


Dear Faw,

Thank you for considering Aspose.Pdf.

Here is an example about using embeded license:

(First add the license file into your project as embeded resource)

Assembly assembly = Assembly.GetCallingAssembly();
string[] resourceNames = assembly.GetManifestResourceNames();
Stream licStream = null;
foreach (string resourceName in resourceNames)
if (resourceName.IndexOf("Aspose.Custom.lic") != -1)
licStream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(resourceName);

if(licStream == null)
throw new ApplicationException("load license error!");

License lic = new License();


Thank you. Works perfectly now.