Location of Developer License modified DLLs which work without license keys

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Christopher asked on 23 Jun 2021, 02:09 AM

Recently I've had to upgrade reports in one of my projects to a newer version so I could install the Plugins for VS2019. I have a Devcraft Ultimate develop license and installed the _DEV package as mentioned in this article.

This article states 

"Developer licenses come with modified DLLs which work without license keys"

I uninstalled the previous version completely prior to installation, upgraded my Reports to the latest version via the wizard, and the binaries in my project were updated to point to the Telerik install directory as expected. When I run the application locally I can execute the reports without seeing a watermark however if I publish the project for deployment and deploy it to IIS on my client's server all my Reports get the watermark below.

So my question is, where are the actual modified DLL's that are mentioned, all I can see are the DLL's in the install directory and those targetting specific versions.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Progress\Telerik Reporting R2 2021\Bin

I have copied the exact DLL from the build running locally on my machine and still have this problem.

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Plamen Mitrev
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answered on 25 Jun 2021, 12:29 PM

Hello Christopher,

Thank you for sharing details about the steps you took and the encountered issue. I will be happy to assist you and work with you to resolve this issue.

The installation that you have is the right one, based on your license and account. It seems that the deployed report still uses the trial packages from previous version 14, not the licensed version 15 that you have installed last. I assume that the issue is in the deployment, since it uses older version and it is a trial, and I would advise you to double check if you are using the latest version.

Check the references to the previous assemblies in your project and deployment and try to find where it points to trial version 14. Please make sure that you are not using trial versions of any references, for example "Telerik.Reporting.Trial" instead of "Telerik.Reporting". 

I hope the above information and suggestion will be helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us again, if you need further assistance and share more details and examples from the encountered issue.

Regards,
Plamen Mitrev
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commented on 07 Jul 2021, 02:28 AM

Thank you, the binary for the trial was still in my deployment bin/ dir.
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answered on 07 Jul 2021, 02:32 AM

For anyone finding this and wondering if you're doing the right thing or if the Telerik install does some sort of magic to inject the license. the following steps are all you need.

  1. login to telerik website, download and install the XXXX_DEV installer.
  2. Copy required DLLS from C:\Program Files (x86)\Progress\Telerik Reporting R2 2021\Bin to a folder in your project and update your project files to reference the binaries from there.
Plamen Mitrev
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commented on 08 Jul 2021, 09:13 AM

Thank you, Christopher, for sharing the steps you took to reference the latest version of the assemblies in your project. I hope this information is helpful to anyone else with similar setup and issue. 
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