Licensing

Evaluation Version Limitations

A free evaluation version of Aspose.Note for .NET can be downloaded from the downloads section of Aspose’s web site at: http://www.aspose.com/community/files/51/.net-components/aspose.note-for-.net/default.aspx.

Limitation

The evaluation version provides all the features except the following:

Usage contextRestrictions
Opened MS OneNote document Evaluation watermark is placed at the top of each page. History data are restricted to the maximum number of three revisions per accessible page (current revision and two archive). Text elements are cutted to 500 characters. Table elements are cutted to three-by-three size. Image elements which exeed the limit of 500Kb are replaced by evaluation message as an alternative text. 
Created MS OneNote document Evaluation watermark is placed at the top of the first two pages. The rest of the pages are deleted. Image elements which exeed the limit of 500Kb are replaced by evaluation message as an alternative text. 
Opened/Created MS OneNote notebook The number of the sections is restricted to two. The content of the rest of the sections are replaced by one empty page with evaluation watermark at the top. 
Export MS OneNote to PDF Evaluation watermark is placed at the top of the first two pages of PDF file. The rest of the pages are deleted. 
Export MS OneNote to image file Evaluation watermark is placed at the top of an image. 

Other Limitations

  • Please note that you cannot set values against the Application and Producer fields while converting documents to PDF, because Aspose Ltd. and Aspose.Note for .NET x.x will be displayed against these fields.

Apply License using File or Stream Object

The license can be loaded from a file or stream object. Aspose.Note for .NET will try to find the license in the following locations:

  1. Explicit path.
  2. The folder that contains Aspose.Note.dll.
  3. The folder that contains the assembly that called Aspose.Note.dll.
  4. The folder that contains the entry assembly (your .exe).
  5. An embedded resource in the assembly that called Aspose.Note.dll.

The easiest way to set a license is to put the license file in the same folder as the Aspose.Note.dll file and specify the file name, without a path, as shown in the example below.

If you are using any other Aspose for .NET API along with Aspose.Note for .NET, please specify the namespace for the license like Aspose.Note.License.

Loading a License from File

The easiest way to apply a license is to put the license file in the same folder as the Aspose.Note.dll file and specify just the file name without a path.

Loading a License from a Stream Object

The following example shows how to load a license from a stream.

Apply License using Embedded Resource

One way of applying a license is to set it using a file or stream object. Another neat way of packaging the license with your application and making sure it will not be lost is to include it as an embedded resource into one of the assemblies that calls the component’s DLL (included in Aspose.Note).

To include the license file as an embedded resource:

  1. In Visual Studio .NET, include the license (.lic) file into the project by selecting File, then Add Existing Item and finally Add.
  2. Select the file in the Solution Explorer.
  3. Set the Build Action to Embedded Resource in the Properties window.
  4. To access the license embedded in the assembly (as an embedded resource), just add the license file as an embedded resource to the project and pass the name of the license file to the SetLicense method. The License class automatically finds the license file in the embedded resources. There’s no need to call the GetExecutingAssembly and GetManifestResourceStream methods of the System.Reflection.Assembly class in the Microsoft .NET Framework.

The example below illustrated this method of applying a license.