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LicenseManager.Validate Method (Type, Object)

Determines whether a license can be granted for the instance of the specified type.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public static License Validate(
	Type type,
	Object instance


Type: System.Type
A Type that represents the type of object that requests the license.
Type: System.Object
An Object of the specified type or a type derived from the specified type.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.License
A valid License.


The type is licensed, but a License cannot be granted.

This method throws a LicenseException when a valid License cannot be granted. The IsValid method does not throw an exception.

All objects asking for a License must dispose of the license by calling the Dispose method when the object is disposed of or finalized.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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