Version 3.2 of ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Released

Version 3.2 of both the ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex were released on Thursday, March 21. This release introduces new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and more integration with GitHub.

Geographic search

The Geocoder component can now be used in your applications to search your map services as well as a geocoding service.  The Viewer now uses this component.

Directions

The Directions component supports routing between two or more destinations and provides turn by turn directions.  This functionality leverages the new world routing service which requires an ArcGIS Organizational subscription or can be hosted on premise through the ArcGIS Data appliance or Esri Streetmap Premium datasets with ArcGIS for Server.  This is showcased in the Viewer through the Directions widget or can be implemented in your own custom API applications.

New configurable layers

The Viewer now supports additional layer types.

Enhancements and bug fixes

Support for more locales, more map attribution (copyrights) including World Imagery, World Street and Ocean map services.  The application builder has many new enhancements for configuring new features and various updates to improve configuration options. You can see all the Flex Viewer issues listed on Viewer’s GitHub issues, for example “Issue #12 – Add swatches/legend to the TOC Viewer component“.

GitHub

You still download the latest ArcGIS API for Flex and the application builder from the resource center, but Viewer and API samples are available as repos on GitHub.  Now that we are using GitHub for the day to day operations of the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex, you can follow the issues/changes.

Summary

The Esri Developer Summit is just around the corner.  Here’s a short list of Flex related events this year at Developer’s Summit.  Hope to see you there! Meet the Teams (Tues 6:30 pm), What’s New in ArcGIS API for Flex (Tues 2:30 pm), Building Mobile Web Applications with ArcGIS API for Flex (Tues 5:30 pm), Configuring and Customizing ArcGIS Viewer for Flex (Wed 10:30 am) and Advanced Development with ArcGIS API for Flex (Thurs 10:00 am).
Please refer to the comprehensive lists for full details on What’s New.

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