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Setting license throws exceptions

Good day

I got an evaluation license, I’m playing around with Aspose.Tasks in Java. Unfortunately I cannot get the class to accept the license as the setLicense method throws exception:

“Document element did not appear. Line 1, position 1.”

I have tried passing the license as a text string, and I have tried passing it via a FileInputStream, same exception result.

Any suggestions to get the com.aspose.tasks.License class to accept the license?


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Apologies. My debugging skills let me down.

It seems there was some trouble with the MPP file I was using. I supplied another and my test program ran through smoothly.

I thought the exception was thrown by setLicense, but upon (many) further tries, it seems now creating a new project from MPP file is the culprit. I’m working with Office 2016, that might be an issue. The file that works is one I saved in Office 2016, but using Save As ->> MS Project 2007 format.

For now my issue is resolved, thanks.


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