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Queries plugin state.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Plugin 13.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Plugin.State" )




Returns OK or error.


Queries plugin state.
Result may be one of:
  • Trial for a trial license.
  • Free for the free tier when no function was used that needs a license.
  • Licensed if a valid license is put in.
  • Expired if a valid license is put in, but the maintenance is expired.
  • Demo if no license is set and you used functions, that require one.
  • Dead if demo mode was run too long.


Check expiration state:

If [ MBS( "Plugin.State" ) = "Expired" ]
    Show Custom Dialog [ "MBS license maintenance expire…" ; "please update the license." ]
End If

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This function is free to use.

Created 30th January 2023, last changed 7th May 2023

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