Licensing TFORMer

Apply a license to TFORMer SDk.


This page provides background information to licensing and alternative licensing methods. Licensing is required to remove all restrictions of the demo version of TFORMer SDK.

The following license types are available:

License Types
Name Description
Workstation Workstation license (exactly one installation on a machine identified via the system-id).
Site Site license (up to 250 installations or users (whichever is higher) within one site are allowed).
Developer Developer license (for client-applications only, up to 10000 redistributions per developer license).
Office Office license (up to 100 installations or users (whichever is higher) within one site are allowed).
Workgroup Workgroup license (up to 10 installations or users (whichever is higher) within one site are allowed).
Server Server license (installation on one (web-)server for up to 10000 users).

Usually TFORMer is licensed with License. The licensing method needs to be called prior to any call generating output (e.g. Print).

The licensing method always licenses TFORMer for the current user because it writes the license data into the HKCU hive of the system registry.

Alternative Methods for Licensing

In order to allow system-wide licensing TFORMer performs the following checks in the specified order (the first license information found will be used, TFORMer does not check if it is valid or not).

  1. License file TFORMer.ini in the Bin directory. You must install the file yourself. It has the following format:

    License_Product=XXXX (see note below)
    Licensee=name (the name of the licensee as received from TEC-IT)
    License_Kind=K (see note below)
    Number_Of_Licenses=n (n is equal to the number of licenses)
    License_Key=00000000000000000000000000000000 (the key received from TEC-IT)

    The number XXXX specifies the licensed product:

    • 4000...TFORMer Designer
    • 4001...TFORMer SDK for Windows
    • 4002...TFORMer SDK for Linux or UNIX
    • 4003...TFORMer Designer Server Edition

    The number K specifies the license kind:

  2. HKLM hive of the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\TEC-IT Datenverarbeitung GmbH\TFORMer\8

    You must install this registry key yourself, if required you have to move the license key manually into this location. Use the command regedit to export HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TEC-IT Datenverarbeitung GmbH\TFORMer\8 and re-import it to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\TEC-IT Datenverarbeitung GmbH\TFORMer\8.

  3. HKCU hive of the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TEC-IT Datenverarbeitung GmbH\TFORMer\8

    This is the default location TFORMer Designer uses for licenses keys.

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