ellisrj

How to 'Unbind' from a licence without closing standalone application

Discussion created by ellisrj on Aug 17, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2011 by ellisrj
I have written an application that gives users access to many functions, some of which employ ArcGIS functionality (like processing rasters etc). I am able to 'bind' to an ArcGIS instance and license just fine with:

        ESRI.ArcGIS.RuntimeManager.Bind(ESRI.ArcGIS.ProductCode.EngineOrDesktop)

        Dim pAoInitialize As AoInitialize

        Dim licenseStatus As esriLicenseStatus
        Dim productCode As esriLicenseProductCode

        'Create an AOInitialize object
        pAoInitialize = New AoInitialize

        Select Case UCase(Ltype)
            Case "ARCINFO"
                productCode = esriLicenseProductCode.esriLicenseProductCodeArcInfo
            Case "ARCEDITOR"
                productCode = esriLicenseProductCode.esriLicenseProductCodeArcEditor
            Case "ARCVIEW"
                productCode = esriLicenseProductCode.esriLicenseProductCodeArcView
            Case Else
                productCode = esriLicenseProductCode.esriLicenseProductCodeArcView
        End Select

        licenseStatus = pAoInitialize.Initialize(productCode)

Question is, how do I then 'close' or 'unbind' from the license without closing the application? Our users access licenses from a pool and are charged on a usage rate, so being able to disconnect when not using the license would be great. We can do with extensions using checkin/checkout, however 'shutdown' is not working for me. The license is still allocated, only becoming available in the pool when the application is closed.

I'm using ArcGIS 10, VB .NET.

Thanks

Rob

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