How to configure Spread.Services license without Visual Studio license manager?

Posted by: grapes on 16 November 2017, 8:37 am EST

  • Posted 16 November 2017, 8:37 am EST


    I signed up for Spread.Services trial and received my license. I learned that i can configure a license using Grapecity License manager for Visual Studio, but i am not using one - i am building Spread.Services demo with docker (my configuration:

    It does work, but i would like to run the demo on my server and from what i can see, i need a license for that. How can i configure one without visual studio? Can i somehow produce xml file with license myself?

    Also a question about format support. From what i can see, Spread.Services supports xlsx, but it crashes for any xls files (tested using Excel Input&Output Demo: api/SpreadServices/ImportExcel). Is it a matter of host environment, configuration or package version?

    I saw note saying Spread.Services are 'for server-side spreadsheet generation, manipulation, and serialization to various formats including xlsx and ssjson' but i'm unsure if xlsx and ssjson are only formats supported.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  • Replied 20 November 2017, 2:05 am EST


    It looks Spread.Services does not support XLS files. I also tested it by importing an XLS file and it failed.
    For licensing information you can check the documentation given here:

    You need to use the SetLicense method of LicenseManager class in order to license your application.

    Deepak Sharma
  • Marked as Answer

    Replied 22 November 2017, 8:41 am EST

    Thanks for your help Deepak!
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