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With the exception of the Product
Definition EZ Trial parameters, this tab contains most of the expiration-related
There are several date field shortcuts described in the Date Field Shortcuts section.
This field contains a one-character flag representing the state in which the application should run. Refer to Expiration Types for a list of the types and their meaning.
When the Expiration Type field is "E", the Execution count and Execution limit fields are used as counters to gauge when the application has exceeded its licensed functionality. Using the DLL/LIB interface, the Expiration count is incremented using pp_countinc() whenever the application has been executed or has performed whatever action is being counted. Using the ActiveX interface, the property ExecutionCount can be read and/or manipulated.
When the Expiration Type field is "E", the Execution Count and Execution Limit fields are used as counters to gauge when the application has exceeded its demo functionality. The Expiration Limit field is generally set by LFEdit prior to shipping the software or can be remotely changed using Trigger Codes.
The EZ Trial
engine uses this field to determine how many executions are left on this
Soft Expiration Date
The Soft Expiration Date is generally used when
a demo should be set to expire within a specified number of days after
Hard Expiration Date
The hard expiration date is generally used as
a hard limit expiration date where the software will NOT
run after this date with no exceptions. This field is only used when the
Expiration Type field is "D", "P", or "S".
Used when limiting the number of LAN users in a network-based application. This field is generally used in Network Fixed Licensing, where the value is incremented automatically when a new user has been registered automatically with the ACTION_AUTOADD flag of the Copy Protection Check function or method.
Used when limiting the number of LAN users in a network-based application. This field is used in both Network Floating Licensing and Network Fixed Licensing.
Installations Used and Allowed
These two numeric variables can be used to restrict how many times a particular application can be installed, or any other purpose.
Last Used Date and Time
The License File contains the Last Used Date and
Time fields for two (2) purposes.