Error: BadImageFormatException was unhandled

Despite the unhelpful name, the BadImageFormatException error almost always results from confusion with 32-bit/64-bit DLLs and project settings. For example, you’ve tried to load a 32-bit DLL into a 64-bit application or you’ve tried to load a 64-bit DLL into a 32-bit application. This error message can be easily replicated in a 32-bit C# application […]

Registration-free COM for ActiveX DLL and ActiveX Control

Registration-free COM allows you to use an ActiveX DLL or ActiveX Control in your application without having to register the ActiveX on the end-users machine using regsvr32. It does this by creating a manifest file which if distributed with the executable means that no registration is required. This is only supported in versions of Windows XP and […]

Trial License Keys and Previous Trial Versions

Under normal circumstances, a user can download and install a 30-day trial version of any Debenu product for each machine. Once that time has elapsed, the evaluation license will expire, and the software will be cease to function until it is activated by entering a full license key. If a new major update to the […]