Version 3.4 of both the ArcGIS API for Flex and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex was released on Wednesday July 3rd, 2013.
This release has a major focus on integration with the next release of ArcGIS. Many features to support Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS for Organizations, and ArcGIS.com are included in this release. Improved workflows, updated localization, and bug fixes are also highlighted. Many new enhancements were added to support image services, standardized queries, legends, and printing. Please refer to the comprehensive list of What’s new in the ArcGIS API 3.4 for Flex and What’s new in the ArcGIS Viewer 3.4 for Flex for complete details.
The following highlight a few of the updates in the 3.4 release.
The AttributeInspector, AttributeTable, RelationshipInspector, and supporting skins have all received updates to support data validation. Enhancements in the API are now used in the viewer to support data validation. It is also important to note that, through the AttributeInspectorSkin, it is possible to customize each component that displays and edits field values. This also includes not using MX components for mobile applications, which was the main goal for this enhancement.
Set required fields in Application Builder
Require fields while editing attributes in the viewer
Validate decimal places for numeric fields
The following API sample uses a custom skin and the new field classes below to support data validation.
- required property on the FieldInspector class
- fractionalDigits property on the DoubleFields class
- dateFormat property on the CalendarField class
Custom field editors
Custom editors may be used by using the editor property on the FieldInspector class
Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS for Organizations, and ArcGIS Online integration
The Application Builder is configured to use ArcGIS online by default for its utility services. When you set the Portal for ArcGIS URL to your ArcGIS for Organizations or on-premises Portal for ArcGIS, the utility services are easily carried over for you. There are more options for configuring your own utility services when using Portal for ArcGIS, but either way Application Builder will find and use those services.
Portal for ArcGIS utility services
Application Builder utility services
Using the Print service
Note: The only configuration option inside your ArcGIS for Organizational account is to modify the print task URL.
Web map and legend updates
2013 Esri User’s Conference
Please stop by the Esri showcase to visit with members from Flex team, and don’t forget to add the Flex related Technical Workshops to your UC agenda.
Esri showcase – Web
- Tuesday 9:00 – 6:00
- Wednesday 9:00 – 6:00
- Thursday 9:00 – 1:30
Flex Team Technical Workshops at the UC
- ArcGIS Viewer for Flex
- ArcGIS API for Flex
Hope to see you there!