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I have developed a charting package that uses SciCharts. This package is deployed to other applications in my company via nuget. The problem is that when a consuming application runs in the debugger they see the SciCharts watermark. It appears as though the application isn’t licensed. If the code runs outside of Visual Studio, then the runtime license activates and no watermarks appear.
I imagine that when the “trial” license runs out, the consuming application developers will also get a scary message about expired licenses.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I want to avoid a ton of questions from developers worried about licenses. The code we ship via nuget has a dependency on SciCharts but the consuming applications are not using it directly.

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Hi there,

Its actually expected behaviour. What you’ve done is created a wrapper library around SciChart, and distributed to other developers, which is mentioned in our terms & conditions 1.1.1f. The licensing mechanism has detected that end-users are developers and looks for an activated developer license. If one doesn’t exist, then it defaults to trial licensing. This is why it works when run outside of Visual Studio, but not within.

We do have OEM licensing options though if you wish to do this. We can either grant you permission to distribute for a fixed fee (depending on number of end-users), or, a site-wide license.

If either are of interest please contact sales and we will be glad to give you a bespoke quote depending on your needs.

Kind regards,

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