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Offline License File Replaces Offline License Key
Effective with all SAPIEN products released June 29th, 2018, Offline License Keys have been replaced with Offline License Files. When you upgrade to the new release, you will need to generate an Offline License File.
- If you are using products released prior to the June 29th, 2018 updates, you can continue to use your Offline License Key.
- When you upgrade to the products released June 29th, 2018 or later, you will need to generate an Offline License File.
Follow the steps below to generate and download a license file for offline access.
- Login to your SAPIEN Account from a laptop or desktop computer: https://www.sapien.com/account/products
Note: This process will not work if you are logged in to your SAPIEN account from a tablet, a smartphone, or from an outdated web browser. You must be logged into your SAPIEN account from a laptop or desktop computer to generate a license file.
- Scroll to the SAPIEN product that has the offline license you need to generate, and then click Generate License File.
A license file will be saved to your hard drive in your default download folder.
Do not rename the file.
Do not share the file. The license file contains identifying information about your license.
How To Generate an Online Quote
When it comes time to renew or reinstate your software, you may find that you need a formal quote for your purchasing or accounting department. Previously you had to contact our sales team and wait to receive a quote. Well, good news! You can now generate formal quotes from your SAPIEN account page!
To generate a quote for a single product, select Get a Renewal Quote or Get a Reinstatement Quote next to the subscription in question:
How to retrieve your subscription number
We all lose track of emailed documents from time to time. Sometimes, they never appear in our inboxes! So, what do you do if you have lost (or never received) the email from our store that contains your SAPIEN subscription number? The answers are pretty simple and I am here to walk you through two different scenarios:
- What to do if you never received the email, or if you never registered the subscription number and lost the email.
- What to do if you have registered your product, but have lost the email.
The latter is the most straightforward. If at one time you registered your subscription, then it will be listed on your SAPIEN Account Products page. So, let's start there:
Designing GUIs for High DPI Displays
In this article, I will cover techniques on how to make your PowerShell GUI compatible with high DPI (Dots per inch) displays. The article will also cover a few caveats to be aware of.
To get a better understanding of what different DPI settings mean, let's look at standard screen resolutions. A typical 1080p screen will a have 96 DPI (Font scale: 100%). Higher resolution monitors, such as 4K monitors can have a DPI of 192 or higher (Font scale: >=200%).
DPI is determined by the font scale of the OS. If you would try to maintain a DPI of 96 on a 4K monitor, everything will appear to be tiny. Increasing the font scale, will decrease the DPI, which in turn will make icons and text appear larger and easier to see.
You must have PowerShell Studio v4.2.124 or greater installed in order to support GUI scaling within the designer and when executing.
The snippets referenced in this article are included in PowerShell Studio 2017 v5.4.139 or above.