Frequently Asked Questions

General / Licensing

Technical


General / Licensing

Is the SmartFoxBits Community Edition free?

Yes, the Community Edition can be downloaded and used for free, even in commercial projects. You can get it on this page.

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What are the limitations of the free Community Edition?

The only limitation is that you're not allowed to remove the copyright notices and related links from the components.
If you want to hide / remove the Powered by SmartFoxServer text you need to buy a commercial license.
See this page for licensing informations.

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How can I remove the Powered by SmartFoxServer text from the components?

You should buy a commercial license. All commercial versions of the SmartFoxBits components don't show any copyright notices. You can find all the licensing informations on this page.

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Can I use the Community Edition for commercial applications?

Yes.

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Can I obtain the SmartFoxBits sources?

Yes, you can buy the Source Code license, which comes with the full source code of the components.
Please check this page for more informations about the available licenses.

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Can I redistribute the components?

No, all commercial licenses are non re-distributable.
You can only redistribute compiled Flash/Flex applications (.swf) containing the SmartFoxBits components.
You are not allowed to redistribute any Flash source file (.fla) or Flex library (.swc) containing the SmartFoxBits components, with the only exception of the SmartFoxBits Community Edition.

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How do I buy a license?

Please visit the SmartFoxServer online shop. After submitting the order and processing the payment, you will receive a link to download the product files.

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I want to upgrade to a new license, what should I do?

The price for the upgrade is the difference between your current license and the new one.
In order to upgrade your license, please contact us by email.

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What type of support do you provide?

We actively provide support to all our customers through our online forums.

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Technical

Which Flash/Flex versions are supported by the SmartFoxBits components?

SmartFoxBits components for ActionScript 3 require Flash CS4 or higher, or Flex Builder 2.0.1 or higher, and they can be exported for Flash Player 9 or later.

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How do I install the SmartFoxBits components?

In Flash, simply unzip the components package and double click the provided .mxp file/s. The components will be then available in the Components Panel inside the Flash authoring environment. If nothing happens after double clicking you probably need to install or upgrade the Adobe Extension Manager.
In Flex please refer to the instructions published on the main page of the API documentation.

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Are there any usage examples available?

Yes, examples are provided inside the components package.

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Where do I find the SmartFoxBits documentation?

The documentation is available on this page.
You will also need to understand the SmartFoxServer basics, so please check the online documentation for SmartFoxServer 2X, Pro or Basic.

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What else do I need to start using the SmartFoxBits?

You need a running instance of SmartFoxServer to use the components and try the examples. Check the SmartFoxServer 2X, Pro or Basic product pages to download a free copy.

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Is there an example on how to skin the components?

Yes, you can find skinning instructions and examples in the documentation page.

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