Evaluation Limitations and Licensing

Evaluation Version Limitations

You can easily download GroupDocs.Metadata for evaluation. The evaluation download is the same as the purchased download. The evaluation version simply becomes licensed when you add a few lines of code to apply the license. You will face following limitations while using the API without the license.  

APILimitations
Document properties (Pdf, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc)Only first 5 properties can be read
XMP APIOnly first 2 XMP schemes can be read
EXIF APIGPS IFD and image thumbnail are unavailable
Only first 5 properties can be read
IPTC APIOnly first 5 properties can be read
Id3v2, Lyrics3, APEv2 tagsOnly first 5 properties can be read
QuickTime atomsOnly first 5 atoms can be read
File openOpen maximum 15 files, otherwise, API throws exception
File saveNot supported in trial mode

Licensing 

The license file contains details such as the product name, number of developers it is licensed to, subscription expiry date and so on. It contains the digital signature, so don’t modify the file. Even inadvertent addition of an extra line break into the file will invalidate it. You need to set a license before utilizing GroupDocs.Metadata API if you want to avoid its evaluation limitations. 

The license can be loaded from a file or stream object. The easiest way to set a license is to put the license file in the same folder as the GroupDocs.Metadata.dll file and specify the file name, without a path, as shown in the examples below.

Applying License from File

The code below will explain how to apply a  product license.

// For complete examples and data files, please go to https://github.com/groupdocs-metadata/GroupDocs.Metadata-for-.NET

// initialize License
License lic = new License();

// apply license
lic.SetLicense("GroupDocs.Metadata.lic");

Applying License from Stream

The following example shows how to load a license from a stream.

// For complete examples and data files, please go to https://github.com/groupdocs-metadata/GroupDocs.Metadata-for-.NET

using (FileStream fileStream = new FileStream("GroupDocs.Metadata.lic", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read))
{
    License lic = new License();
    lic.SetLicense(fileStream);
}

Applying Metered License

Here are the simple steps to use the Metered class.

  1. Create an instance of Metered class.
  2. Pass public & private keys to setMeteredKey method.
  3. Do processing (perform task).
  4. call method getConsumptionQuantity of the Metered class.
  5. It will return the amount/quantity of API requests that you have consumed so far.
  6. call method getConsumptionCredit of the Metered class (Since version 19.5).
  7. It will return the credit that you have consumed so far.

Following is the sample code demonstrating how to use Metered class.

// For complete examples and data files, please go to https://github.com/groupdocs-metadata/GroupDocs.Metadata-for-.NET

// initialize Metered API
Metered metered = new Metered();

// set-up credentials
metered.SetMeteredKey("publicKey", "privateKey");