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NAME

       lc - Mono License Compiler

SYNOPSIS

       lc -c filename -t targetassembly [-i reference...] [-v] [-o outputpath] [-nologo]

DESCRIPTION

       lc  tool  is  a  license compiler for Mono. It's used to convert a licenses.licx file to a
       resource that can be embedded into an executable.

       When using commercial components for .NET they often require a license resource at runtime
       to make sure the developer was licensed to use this control. The most common way of making
       sure the component was properly licensed is by using license resources.  At  compile  time
       the   developer   uses   the   lc   tool   to   convert   a   licenses.licx   file   to  a
       programname.exe.licenses file and embed that as a managed resource during compilation.

RUNTIME OPTIONS

       The following options are available:

       --complist=filename, -c filename
              This option is used to specify the input file, the licenses.licx file to  create  a
              license reesource for. This option is required. The license compiler will read each
              line in this file and try to load the types specified on that line.

       --target=assemblyname, -t targetassembly
              full assembly name with  file  extension  for  the  target  assembly.  The  license
              compiler  uses  this  as  a  key  when  compiling the licenses. It has to match the
              assembly the resource will be embedded in. This option is required.

       --load=reference, -i reference
              Assembly reference to load before trying to  compile  a  license.  This  option  is
              needed  for  assemblies  where  the references are not in the gac. Compilers should
              pass all references to the license compiler.

       --verbose,, -v
              Gives more verbose output about the license compiling process.

       --help, -h
              Displays usage instructions.

       --outdir=path, -o path
              Target path file the licenses resource. By default the license compiler  emits  the
              resource  in  the  current  directory.  The  filename  will always match the target
              assembly passed to --target with .licenses added.

       --nologo
              Do not emit the "Mono License Compiler" logo  on stdout while compilng.

LICENSE FILES

       The format for the license files (licenses.licx) is the following:
            # comment
            namespace.type, assemblyname
            namespace.type, full-assemblyname

       All lines starting with a # are ignored. the first form requires  that  the  assembly  was
       loaded  through the --load,-i option but does not require the full assembly name, only the
       first part.

       The  second  form  requires  the  full  assembly  name  including  locale,   version   and
       publickeytoken.

MAILING LISTS

       Mailing lists are listed at the http://www.mono-project.com/Mailing_Lists

WEB SITE

       http://www.mono-project.com

SEE ALSO

       mono(1), mcs(1)

                                                                                     lc(Mono 2.6)