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

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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.
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Question by:Eduardo Fuerte
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register a DLL? are you still using COM objects? Because in the .Net world, we don't register components.
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
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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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by:WalkaboutTigger
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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?
(NOTE: If you are using Chrome, you may need to open this link in an incognito tab.)
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
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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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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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by:Eduardo Fuerte
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@WalkaboutTigger

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