Mono(lc)                                                                Mono(lc)

       lc - Mono License Compiler

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

       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

       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

       --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.

              Do not emit the "Mono License Compiler" logo  on stdout while

       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.

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