Automatically turn on licensed extensions when needed

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06-16-2014 08:14 AM
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KeithWeber
New Contributor III
Here it is:
Let's say I am licensed for spatial analyst.
By default, this extension is turned off
If I try to run a tool that requires spatial analyst I get an error message and the tool closes.
 
Instead, why not…
If I try to run a tool that requires spatial analyst, ArcGIS checks to see if I have a license, if turned off it either turns it on for me, or simply asks if I would like to have it turned on to complete the process. 

This would be far more user friendly.
 
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StephenRhea

Yes, please! Either automate it or allow developers to turn them on and off. It's available in Python, but since add-ins are developed in .NET, it should be available in .NET as well. I have a use case on GeoNet: https://community.esri.com/thread/207690-checkout-extension-licenses-with-concurrent-use