Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition Frequently Asked Questions

Home Edition is not licensed for commercial, nonprofit, academic institutions, or government use.

We've collected the most frequently asked questions we've been getting about the new Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition. If you have a question about Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition that's not answered here, please contact us and we'll get you the information you need.

How much does Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition cost, and where can I buy it?

Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition is only $ 99 (USD) for a single-user license, and you can buy it today from our online shop. Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition is not offered through resellers at this time, and because it is intended for personal, non-corporate use only, Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition is not available in a multi-user pack format.

Can I buy a hard copy of the Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition installation media?

At this time, we provide Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition as an electronic download only.

Will I get free technical support for Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition?

Yes. We confidently stand behind all of our product offerings, including the new Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition. All paid customers and registered evaluators of Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition are entitled to free technical support. For more information visit the technical support section of our Web site or the Stylus Studio® Developer Network (SSDN) XML developer forums.

What is Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition, and what can I do with it?

Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition is an XML IDE that offers many of the features in our award-winning Stylus Studio® XML Professional Suite product, including our XML Editor, XML Schema Editor, DTD Editor, XSLT Editor, XSLT Debugger, and many other features. We've created a home edition feature list, as well as a feature comparison page with more details

What features of the Stylus Studio® XML Enterprise Suite are excluded from the Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition?

Stylus Studio® XML Enterprise Suite is the #1 XML IDE for enterprise XML data integration applications, including advanced XML development tools support for XQuery, SQL/XML, XML mapping, XML publishing, XML pipeline, Web services, legacy data mapping and more. Please see our detailed product feature list for complete details about Stylus Studio® XML Professional Suite.

Is Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition the right Stylus Studio® product for me?

Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition is designed for non-commercial use by students, and home users. Whether you're simply interested in exploring XML and related technologies, or you want to upgrade your XML skills, we're sure that you'll find Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition easy to use and more than worth its modest price. If you're developing XML for commercial application, or if you're looking for a robust tool to match your advanced XML development skills, check out Stylus Studio® XML Professional Suite, the innovative, industry-leading XML IDE on which Stylus Studio® earned its well-deserved reputation.

Are there any software license restrictions on the use of Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition?

Home Edition is not licensed for commercial, nonprofit, academic institutions, or government use.

Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition may not be used for commercial software development work. Check the fine print (actually, quite a bit of it is uppercase) in the Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition end-user license agreement (EULA) before purchasing to ensure that Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition is suited to your XML needs.

How does Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition compare with other low-cost XML tools?

When it comes to low-cost XML tools, software developers should shop carefully: Smaller product companies offer tools with very limited, specialized functionality, and they just don't have Stylus Studio®'s proven track-record when it comes to offering quality technical support, timely product updates, and soundly engineered features. Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition provides more features of higher quality at a lower cost, so naturally we think we're offering better value. Try it for free! Better yet, take the $99 plunge and buy Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition now.

What about so-called 'free' XML tools?

There's been a lot of hype lately about so-called 'free' XML editors that offer XML features. But if you look behind the curtain, you'll find that these tools are largely unsupported and are rigged with time-bombs that often render the application unusable after short (sometimes as few as 24 hours!) trial periods. We think these 'free' software offerings are really just shameful marketing gimmicks in disguise, and are not even worth the time to install, let alone your serious consideration. We're especially pleased to offer Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition as a clear alternative to bait-and-switch software.

So there are currently three Stylus Studio® product editions?

You got it! The Stylus Studio® XML Enterprise Suite, Stylus Studio® XML Professional Suite, and Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition.

How can I tell which edition of Stylus Studio® I am using?

The easiest way to check your edition of Stylus Studio® is to click Help -> About Stylus Studio® on the Stylus Studio® menu. The product name appears right under the banner; the specific version and release you currently have installed appears in the 'Framework version' field. If the About Stylus Studio® dialog box makes no reference to any editions, then you're using an older (Release 5.3 and earlier) version of Stylus Studio®, which we have renamed Stylus Studio® XML Professional Suite.

Will installing Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition interfere with the version of Stylus Studio® that I am already running on my computer?

No. Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition has a completely separate installation directory and registry settings, and it will not interfere with an installation of Stylus Studio® XML Professional Suite on the same computer.

What do students and teachers say about Stylus Studio® XML Home Edition?

We've posted some feedback from teachers and students here, and we'd love to hear from you as well.

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