Regarding licensing for application developed using WPF in Visual Studio 2019

tanyk 21 Reputation points

Hi, I am a student currently planning to use Visual Studio 2019 (Community Edition) to develop a WPF application for my university employer project which the end product would be provided to an external company. It would be a simple application used to sort images into folders.

I am worried that whether paid license is required to develop an application for a big company and for the company to use the application. I've tried to search for information regarding the licensing on developed application but I am still not sure whether it will cause any problem for the company, which I don't really wish for that to happen. I am hoping that someone can clarify this for me, thank you in advance.

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  1. AnnaXiu-MSFT 15,166 Reputation points

    Hi @tanyk ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    According to your description, you will create a app for an external company.
    If you as an individual developer, I suppose you can’t use the VS 2019 Community because the app is not developed for yourself.
    If you are in an organization, I suppose you need to consider the following situations:

    1. Check whether the app is used for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects;
    2. Check whether the external company is a enterprise organization (meaning those with >250 PCs or > $1M in annual revenue);

    If you are not clear about the purpose of your project, I suggest you use the paid license. For more details, you can view the Microsoft Visual Studio Licensing.

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