At the //build/ conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced a new development platform for Windows Phone that unifies the developer experience between Windows Store and Windows Phone. This greatly enhances the code-sharing story we presented at Esri Developer Summit … Continue reading
New versions of the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight and ArcGIS API for Silverlight are now available for download. For the 3.2 release, the development team has worked hard to implement key functionality and improve product quality. Continue reading
When Microsoft announced Silverlight at the MIX conference in 2008, we quickly started to look at what this amazing new technology could do to enable .NET developers to build great web applications for ArcGIS Server. Since both Silverlight and WPF were based on .NET and XAML, we were able to quickly port our Silverlight implementation to the WPF platform. The SDK grew popular very quickly – we even won several awards. When the new Windows Phone platform was announced in 2010, we had a prototype running on a phone within the hour of launch. The parity between the platforms was amazing such that nearly 99% of the source code was shared across the three APIs. This provided a consistent experience for .NET developers building ArcGIS Server clients across all three platforms.
The next version of the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight and award-winning ArcGIS API for Silverlight are now available for download. We’ve worked hard over the last six months to improve both products by fixing issues, adding new capabilities, and aligning their release schedules. Continue reading
The Silverlight team here at Esri is pleased to announce that the next version of the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight is now available. We’ve been hard at work since the release of version 1.0.1 to bring you the capabilities you’ve been asking for. Some of the enhancements in 3.0 include:
- A configurable search tool that lets you use any ArcGIS Server Locator Service
- Support for the high quality print service available with ArcGIS Server 10.1
- A new measure tool that allows you to measure map features and graphics you draw
- A new spatial bookmarks tool
- Full source code available for all new tools (listed above)
- Improved integration with ArcGIS Online, including better support for subscriptions and web maps
The latest release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF and Windows Phone and ArcGIS API for Silverlight includes support for the ArcGIS Portal REST API. Using the Portal library (ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Portal.dll) you can easily search, browse, and open web maps available … Continue reading
After nearly a year of development, and numerous beta releases, version 3.0 of the award winning ArcGIS API for Silverlight is now available for download. Here are a few highlights of what’s new in 3.0:
- Both Silverlight 4 and 5 are supported. Two sets of assemblies are included with the API to provide the best experience for the Silverlight platform of your choice.
- Both the Standard and Showcase Silverlight project templates are included for use with Visual Studio 2010 SP1, Visual Web Developer 2010 Express SP1, Expression Blend 4, and Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5.
- Support for new ArcGIS Server 10.1 services and capabilities:
It was great to see all of you at this year’s Developer Summit! Hopefully you were able to come by the Islands, Meet the Teams, or attend a Technical Workshop and chat with one of us:
We received lots of good feedback from you this year, and we are pleased to announce that v3.0 Final of the ArcGIS API for Silverlight will support development with both Silverlight 4 and Silverlight 5!
In addition to talking with you about your work and getting feedback, one of our goals every year at the Developer Summit is to provide Technical Workshops with valuable information, best practices, and samples that you can take back with you. If you attended the Developer Summit but missed any of the Silverlight/SharePoint/Windows Phone presentations, or were unable to attend and would like the info, here are a few links you may find of interest:
The components included in ArcGIS for SharePoint – the ArcGIS Map Web Part, ArcGIS Geocoding Workflow, and ArcGIS Location Field – each reference services from ArcGIS Online out-of-the-box. By default, they access these services over http. But due to the cross-scheme restrictions of Silverlight, the default use of http introduces problems when ArcGIS for SharePoint is used within a SharePoint site that employs Secure Sockets Layer (SSL or https) protection. So when loading the Map Web Part on an https site, the following prompt will be shown: