Syncfusion Licensing Overview
1 Feb 20232 minutes to read
We have introduced a new licensing system starting with version 16.2.0.x release of Essential Studio. These modifications apply to all evaluators and only to paid customers who use NuGet packages from nuget.org. Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you use the evaluation installer or the NuGet feed to reference Syncfusion assemblies, you must also include the corresponding platform and version license key in your projects.
Difference between unlock key and license key
Please note that this license key is different from the installer unlock key that you might have used in the past and needs to be separately generated from Syncfusion website. Refer this KB article to know more about difference between the Syncfusion Unlock Key and the Syncfusion License Key.
Following licensing error will be shown if the license key is not registered in your projects, while using assemblies from evaluation installer or from the nuget.org.
If you are using File-Format libraries, trial message will be displayed as watermark in the generated documents.
Registering Syncfusion license keys in Build server
|Source of Syncfusion assemblies||Details||License Key needs to be registered?||Where to get license key from|
|NuGet package||If the Syncfusion assemblies used in Build Server were from the Syncfusion NuGet packages, then no need to install any Syncfusion installer. We can directly use the required Syncfusion NuGet packages at nuget.org.
But, if using NuGet packages from the nuget.org, then we should register the Syncfusion license key in the application.
|Yes||Use any developer license to generate keys for Build Environments as well.|
|Trial installer||If the Syncfusion assemblies used in Build Server were from Trial Installer, we should register the license key in the application for the corresponding version and platforms, to avoid trial license warning.||Yes||Use any developer trial license to generate keys for Build Environments as well.|
|Licensed installer||If the Syncfusion assemblies used in Build Server were from Licensed Installer, then there is no need to register the license keys.
You can download and install the licensed version of our installer.