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Installing SciChart


Installing SciChart

SciChart Install Package

After downloading the trial package for SciChart, unzip to a location of your choice. After doing so, be sure to read our getting started guide.

The installation package contains the following folder structure. From here, you can run the examples, compile the examples in Visual Studio 2010. Ensure that you read the license agreement before doing so.

Currently, SciChart has been built to target .NET4.0 and Silverlight4.0 / Silverlight5.0. The compiled dlls can be found under the /lib folder. Example code can be found under /Examples. We suggest referencig the required library directly from Program Files/Abt Software Services Ltd/SciChart/Lib as this will ensure when you get the latest upgrade package the correct libraries are overwritten.

Running the Examples

There are two solutions included with the examples. These are:

  • Abt.Controls.SciChart.SL.Example.sln
  • Abt.Controls.SciChart.Wpf.Example.sln

Open the desired solution in Visual Studio 2010 and press F5 to compile and run the examples. For Silverlight you will need to set the Abt.Controls.SciChart.SL.Example.Web project as startup project.

Licensing SciChart

In order to license SciChart and unlock the full features, there is a simple procedure for WPF and Silverlight. Licenses are unique each platform, so a WPF license cannot be used in Silverlight and vice versa.

License file format

If you have purchased SciChart, you should have received a license key to remove the watermark and trial limitations. The license file contains an XML fragment in the following format:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<LicenseContract KeyCode="juY+Nbz9X2qajNAp0yiJJdZVxnlBwdyXXIqNcRtWl0SGbQmWLJ3Eo9sw== ...">
  <Customer>Your Company</Customer>

The license file contains your company name and order ID, as well as an encrypted key to validate the license. If any of these details are changed, the license will no longer function correctly. Please keep your license file safe as it is unique to your organisation.

How to License SciChart

Full steps showing how to license SciChart can be found on our website at If you have any problems or experience errors during this process, be sure to email us as we will do our best to help you out.

By SciChart | Feb 17, 2012

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