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When creating a MapControl with ActiveX controls based engine application in Visual C++ using MFC, and running the MapControl on a machine licensed with any ArcGIS license other than an Engine Runtime or Engine Developer Kit, the application returns a debug assertion exception.

Last Published: February 16, 2016 ArcGIS Engine
Bug ID Number BUG-000089554
SubmittedJuly 31, 2015
Last ModifiedApril 27, 2022
Applies toArcGIS Engine
Version found10.0
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version2008 R2 64 Bit
StatusKnown Limit

Additional Information

The application contains a License Control in addition to code that attempts to check out a license. The License Control is set to Engine only. When the application loads to attempts to check out an Engine License which fails because it does not exist and the License Control reports a failure to get a license, and the rest of the Controls fail to load. The application should either rely on the code to check out the license or use the Control. Not both. If you modify the application to use only the License Control (and specify desktop licenses also in the control) or you delete the license control from the form the application will work as expected.


Modify the application to use only the license control (and specify desktop licenses), or delete the license control from the form.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000089554


  • ArcGIS Engine

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