Reference Guide

Object License

There are two ways to set your license with Melissa Objects: with an environment variable or with the SetLicenseString method. Continue reading below for more information.

Environment Variable

To set the license string you need to set it as an environment variable on your operating system. This process will be different depending on your operating system:


  1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Open System, then the Advanced tab.
  3. Select Environment Variables, then select either System Variables or Variables for the user X.
  4. Click New.
  5. Enter MD_LICENSE in the Variable Name box.
  6. Enter the license string in the Variable Value box, and then click OK.

Note that these settings only take effect on program start. You may have to restart the application to incorporate the changes.


Set the license string via the following command:


If this setting is placed in the .profile, remember to restart the shell.

!> Melissa Objects

Need a link back to what you were working on? The objects listed below all use the same licensing setup.

SetLicenseString Method

Simply use the SetLicenseString input method to pass in your license string.

  • SetLicenseString