How to install and register a DLL on users machine needed to app runs?

Hi Experts


I need to install and register a DLL on users machine needed to run a C# app I'm distributing.

I'm using NSISW installer.

Could you point the better way on doing that ?

Programatically?  when the app starts it check if instalation is needed?
NSISW has a feature to do this?

Thanks in advance.
Eduardo FuerteAsked:
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WalkaboutTiggerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That sounds like an appropriate direction to take.  I would also recommend researching better key methods - 16 characters is just too short.

I noted Eric's article mentions it at the very end in tiny text, so will call it out here:

A Ready To Use Software Licensing Solution in C#
This uses a much better method of encryption for the registry keys.
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Éric MoreauConnect With a Mentor Senior .Net ConsultantCommented:
register a DLL? are you still using COM objects? Because in the .Net world, we don't register components.
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Hi

I need to use a  component  very specific to read a .DBF via Oledb  file, just one time when the app starts, to authenticate the user.

 lcConnectionString =
                        "Provider=vfpoledb.1;Data Source="
                            + "c:\\xxx\\xxx\\B_xxx.DBF;Collating Sequence=Machine;";

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So vfpoledb.dll is the DLL that must be registered.
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WalkaboutTiggerCommented:
Unrelated comment:  You're hard-coding the database location as opposed to a registry entry or an XML/INI file?

Non-administrative users cannot register DLLs, so unless your application specifically requires local administrative access, your application may not work if the DLL truly needs to be registered.

Have you looked at Registration-Free COM objects?
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Really.

I'm tryed to reuse an old authentication strategy.

I must to use another approach.

So...It's time to use:  
http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2015/11/Licensing-a-Net-application--2015-edition.aspx
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
@WalkaboutTigger

I'm going to have a look now.
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Thanks for suggestions and guidance!
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