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FAQs
Along with offering great software solutions, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with top-notch customer service. This includes answering any questions our customers may have. Some of the most frequently asked questions are listed below. We thought you may find their answers helpful.

Have a question not listed below? Please contact us using our Support page where we’ll gladly answer any specific questions you may have.

Q: What is the licensing model for .NET xPorter, .NET xlReader. .NET odsReader and .NET txtReader?
 
A: All our components have a very simple licensing model. Each developer’s PC must purchase a separate licence to be able to develop or test applications using any one of our products. Distribution is royalty-free and does not have any limitations for the number of deployed servers/environments. All purchased licenses include a full year of unlimited email support and free upgrades for new releases.

Q: How can I distribute components?
 
A: In order to use any of our components in a production environment, a license file for that component is required to be deployed within the destined production environment. There are several ways in which a component license can be deployed into production. To learn more about licence distribution, please refer specifically to the component documentation installed with each product. View this documentation online by following the following links for each respective component.

For .NET xPorter for Microsoft® Excel: Installation, Distributing and Licensing for .NET xPorter for Microsoft® Excel
For .NET xlReader for Microsoft® Excel: Installation, Distributing and Licensing for .NET xlReader for Microsoft® Excel
For .NET txtReader for Text Files: Installation, Distributing and Licensing for .NET txtReader for Text Files
For .NET odsReader for OpenDocument Spreadsheet Files: Installation, Distributing and Licensing for .NET odsReader for OpenDocument Spreadsheet Files

Q: Where can I get samples for the components?
 
A: Sample Visual Basic .NET and C# applications are included in the installation of each component. These can be found within the Samples subfolder of the component’s main installation folder. (e.g. C:\Program Files\xPortTools\.NET xlReader for Microsoft Excel\Samples).

Q: Do I need to install Microsoft® Excel or Jet OLEDB to use .NET xPorter, .NET xlReader or .NET txtReader?
 
A: No. The components are 100% .NET managed code and do not require the installation of Microsoft® Excel or any additional software outside of the .NET Framework.

Q: Do I need to install different versions of the components for Windows and ASP.NET development?
 
A: No. The installation of separate versions of the components is not necessary in order to use them for development of different types of applications. xPorter and xlReader both support the development of ASP.NET and Windows Forms applications.

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