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September 20, 2006

Question about Free Components

I am writing this email in order to inquiry about the CHILKAT XML component found on your website. As far as I could read on the website, this component is free. But in order to use it, I have to install Chilkat .NET Components for the .NET 2.0 Framework, which seems to be 30 days trial, as said during the installation.

So my question is how can I use the free component, if I still have to use the trial framework?

The Chilkat .NET DLL contains a collection of commercial (non-free) classes as well as free classes. The free classes include Chilkat.Xml, as well as "supporting" classes such as those involving digital certificates. The breakdown of what is free and what is licensed can be found here:

Regarding "trial framework": Chilkat does not have separate "trial" downloads. The full-versions of the Chilkat components are always publicly available on the Chilkat downloads page. When a license is purchased, you receive a permanent unlock code that is valid across all platforms (.NET, ActiveX, C++, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, x64, etc.) and is valid for all future versions. The free Chilkat classes do not need unlock codes (hence there is no UnlockComponent method call).

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