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Toolkit Licensing
User Guide > Licensing and Distributing > Toolkit Licensing

Accusoft requires customers who are developing code that uses Accusoft components to have a Toolkit license for each developer.

This section provides information about the following:

Assigned Development License

When licenses are purchased for developers at an organization, a representative is designated to assign the licenses to developers at the organization. Each developer must create an account on Accusoft’s website prior to the assignment of licenses. The organization’s designated representative may request that licenses be reassigned as a result of personnel changes. 

License Manager

The License Manager is a GUI application that is used by a developer to register and activate Toolkit licenses on their development system. The License Manager is in the License > License Manager folder of your install directory.

Registering the Toolkit

When a paid Toolkit license is registered, the License Manager:

See Registration (below) for more information.

Activating the Toolkit License

Activation involves the developer choosing a Toolkit license, either Evaluation or paid, so that the license is active on the system.

See Selecting An Edition (Activating a Toolkit License) under Product Editions (below) for more information.

Accusoft License Manager

Accusoft License Manager

Product Editions

Accusoft products may have multiple editions, each of which supports different features. Products that support multiple editions are installed with multiple Evaluation licenses, one Evaluation license per edition. 

Selecting An Edition (Activating a Toolkit License)

Evaluation licenses allow developers to try features in different product editions. Since each license supports only a single edition of a product, the developer can switch between editions by activating the corresponding Toolkit license, either purchased or Evaluation, using the License Manager.

When a customer downloads an evaluation toolkit, the Evaluation license for the edition with the most features is installed by default. However, the developer may run the License Manager to change the Toolkit license to a lower edition in order to determine if that edition will serve their needs. 

If a customer has purchased multiple editions of the same product, they may install both editions on a development system, but only one edition may be active at a time. Once a license has been activated for a particular system, it may be deactivated (replaced by activating another edition) or reactivated at any time. Similarly, customers who own a lower featured edition may activate a higher featured edition Evaluation license and then switch back to their paid, lower-featured Toolkit edition license at any time. For example, you can go from a paid Standard edition to an evaluation Professional edition by activating the Professional edition Evaluation license.


Registration is the process of creating a paid Toolkit license key for a particular system. Registration for Toolkit licenses is always done through the License Manager. This enables the features for the purchased edition to operate without nag dialogs or watermarks.

Registration for each license is only required to be performed once per development system. After a license has been registered on a system, the developer can use the license without further interaction with the License Manager.

Developing Code

Once an Evaluation or paid Toolkit license has been activated on the development system, no additional code is required to use the Accusoft products on this system.

If moving the resulting executable code to a new system, you will need to install Toolkit licenses or incorporate Runtime licenses into your code.