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Manually Activating SciChart v3.2 or Later

Manual activation should be used if automatic activation fails. Automatic activation is a very simple and painless way to get up and running asap with SciChart! 

Note: This article refers to SciChart WPF v3.2 to 5.x. For SciChart WPF v6, please see the updated SciChart WPF Licensing v6.x page

Step 1: Offline Activation Request (in case Automatic Activation Fails)

To activate your developer license offline, please perform the following steps:

  1. Windows Start Menu -> Type SciChart Licensing Wizard -> Start the wizard
  2. Select ‘I would like to enter a License Offline’
  3. Enter your Username (not email), Password and Serial Key.
  4. Click Request Activation Code.
SciChart Manually (offline) activation in case of no internet
SciChart Manually (offline) activation in case of no internet
  1. Email the request code to sales_processing [at] with the subject line Manual Activation
  2. After a few minutes, the SciChart Licensing Server will email you back a response code. Paste this into the box where it says ‘Enter your License Code Here’.
Manual Activation Step 5
Manual Activation Step 5
Manual Activation Code Received
Manual Activation Code Received
  1. Enter the response code in the box ‘Enter your License Code Here’.
Entering the response code to complete Manual Activation
Entering the response code to complete Manual Activation

Step 2: Include Runtime License

Include your Runtime License* in C# code. This is required if you want to redistribute your SciChart application to other (non-activated) computers.

The best place to include the Runtime License is in the constructor of App.xaml.cs, e.g.

    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for App.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class App : Application
        public App()
            // Ensure SetLicenseKey is called once, before any SciChartSurface instance is created 
            // Check this code into your version-control and it will enable SciChart 
            // for end-users of your application. 
            // You can test the Runtime Key is installed correctly by Running your application 
            // OUTSIDE Of Visual Studio (no debugger attached). Trial watermarks should be removed. 
              <Customer>My Company</Customer>
              <SupportExpires>07/06/2013 00:00:00</SupportExpires>

Note* Your Runtime License is found in the License Certificate Email under Runtime License. It’s not the same one that you just received as a manual activation response code.


Common troubleshooting Q&A can be found at the page SciChart Licensing Troubleshooting.

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