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Visual Studio License

08-18-2020 02:10 PM
Occasional Contributor III

Hey guys, I'm just starting down the path of creating tools for arcgis pro. I gotta say, I really miss the python addin days. My question is, is there any other way to create a pro tool without using visual studio (not using script tool)? Lastly, a lot of people are recommending using the community(free) version of visual studio. However, I'm having a hard time justifying the legal use for our organization due to the terms and conditions. I pasted a screenshot of the quick terms and conditions. You can find the full terms and conditions here. We plan on only using VS to create in-house tools and scripts. The only way I can justify it, is if we make all our code open source. Maybe someone can better explain how the community license can legally be used for this purpose. I have a feeling many people are not using it according to the terms and conditions. I would appreciate any insight into this, legal jargon is not my specialty. Thanks.

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