May be long but why dont u put the contents in txt file print that file directly to printer
when u r filling listbox create and write contents to text file also and then u may use a print button to print or whatever u like. I did this and its working fine.
Hello, Once I make a .NET software and I can put that message "Copyright owned by me..etc" in the HELP - ABOUT... but is it enough ? If some one decompile my code and make another version with his copyright name, what is the protection here... Should I have to register my product with some copyright protection companies etc... ?
Copyright can be thorny at times. Any original work which you create in most countries automatically gain copyright protection. This is the situation in the UK, where there is no need to contact authorities or pay fees to have something copyrighted (In fact there is no such procedure).
If someone was to decompile your executable and completely reimplement the algorithm then this is legally fine. Notice I mentioned "completely"; this would involve rewriting the decompiled code to avoid the similarities in syntax whilst performing the same algorithm. Now if they were to pass your original code (however they gain it) off as their own or using the decompiled code without reimplemtation this will break that copyright protection.
Copyright doesn't protect the idea or algorithm, only the implementation of that idea/algorithm. If you want to protect an idea/algorithm then patents are the only legal means. E.g. Amazon patented the one-click shopping cart. Personally though, I think patents are nasty, and hinder software development.
I'm no lawyer, so what I've said may not be totally accurate.
Thanks Graham for your reply. I understood and i got my answer. I found dotNetProtector as a nice software for obsfucating .net assemblies but it is expensive (300 euro = almost 500$ Canadian), So I was thinking, what is the risk if I dont obsfucate my code and directly publish in CNET and my website for sale, but now I realized I should go for dotnetprotector to obsfucate, atleast making decmolie process harder unless someone is really desparate to break my codes...
I'm sure there's a link to the installer from the Start Menu.
I did not understand, Which Start Menu , did u mean Start page of Visual Studio Editor ? If so, then I did not see any link to that free obsfucator in that start page. If you know the link, would you please give me that.