Developer Reference Dongle Object

A dongle object represents the security device which ties ENCX to a particular computer. This could be a hardware device but normally it will just be a special encrypted file. See Dongle Free Security for more information about this.

A dongle, be it hardware or software has three states:

  • Not found
  • Found (but not yet active)
  • Active

Many operations (e.g. opening a chart) need an Active dongle. The State property of the Dongle object exposes these states as an enumeration.

Most applications should monitor the state of the dongle - Monitoring the Dongle.

If you are writing a command line application then you should read Dongling for Command Line Applications.