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ArcGIS Runtime 100.1 is now available!

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We are pleased to announce that ArcGIS Runtime 100.1, also known as “Update 1″, is now live!  Don’t let the version number mislead you, this is a very exciting and significant release. In November 2016 we first launched version 100.0 as … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.0 has arrived!

Starting today, Runtime developers have new toolsets for developing apps! Esri is pleased to announce that ArcGIS Runtime 100.0, the project also known to many of you as “the quartz release”, is now available! Version 100.0 of the family of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs is the next generation of ArcGIS Runtime technology. This major release introduces a treasure trove of new and revolutionized capabilities, as well as purposefully redesigned APIs from previous releases. Continue reading

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Quartz beta releases of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs are now live!

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The ArcGIS for Developers team is proud to announce that the latest Quartz beta releases of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs are now available! The evolution of ArcGIS technology has come a long way. If you are focused on creating native … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Xamarin Quartz Tech Preview is now available!

We are excited to announce the Quartz Tech Preview of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Xamarin!  This SDK enables .NET developers to build immersive, native mapping applications for Android and iOS devices using C#.  It includes three APIs: Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS for apps that need access to native functionality, and Xamarin.Forms to create shared UI layouts across Android and iOS.  All are built on the same ArcGIS Runtime .NET API so they share a common design which encourages sharing code across application platforms.

Here is what you can expect to do in the Quartz Tech Preview of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Xamarin:

  • Open, edit, and author web maps from ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS
  • Open ArcGIS mobile map packages containing maps, layers, locators, and networks
  • Display layers that use ArcGIS services (tiled and dynamic map image layers, vector tiled layers, feature layers)
  • Edit feature layers online and offline using geodatabase feature tables and the geodatabase sync task
  • Work with anonymous and secured portals

The Tech Preview is open to the public.  To learn how to get started, go to the ArcGIS for Developers web site and join the Tech Preview. 

Enjoy!

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.7 for .NET is now available!

The 10.2.7 release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET is now available to download from the ArcGIS for Developers web site and to reference via NuGet. This release includes enhancements to 3D mapping that provide a better scene interaction experience for the user, more efficient tile and surface rendering, and improved label display. New network analysis tasks have been added for determining service areas and closest facilities along a network, and several improvements have been made to KML layers.  A set of quality and performance enhancements across the SDK have also been included.  You can read the full list of enhancement details, issues addressed, and known limitations in the release notes.

This release includes support for developing with Visual Studio 2015 and deploying Windows Desktop (WPF) apps on Windows 10.   It does not support use in a Windows 8.1 Store app deployed on Windows 10 or in a Windows 10 Universal (UWP) app.   Full support for UWP apps on Windows 10 will be provided in the next major release (Quartz) of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET.

Enjoy!

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.6 for .NET is now available!

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We are proud to announce the release of version 10.2.6 of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET!  This release brings support for 3D and KML to .NET developers using the Runtime to build native apps for Windows PCs, tablets, and … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.5 for .NET is now available!

The 10.2.5 release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET is now available to download from the ArcGIS for Developers web site.  This quality release follows the 10.2.4 release in October 2014 and addresses some critical issues you asked us to fix.  You can read the full list of enhancements, issues addressed, and known limitations in the release notes.   We’ve also enhanced the search and browse experience for sample content by integrating within the ArcGIS for Developers web site.

Keep in mind the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET and Toolkit are also available as NuGet packages:

SDK: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Esri.ArcGISRuntime/
Toolkit: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Toolkit/

NuGet is integrated with Visual Studio and makes it easy to get started developing apps with the product and retrieving updates when available.

Enjoy!

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.5 for WPF is now available!

The 10.2.5 release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF is now available to download from ArcGIS for Developers. This release follows the 10.2.3 release in May 2014 and addresses at least 50 bugs you asked us to fix, and a few more we found as well! We also found time to add a few minor enhancements you asked for:

  • Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition is now a supported IDE.
  • The gdbVersion on RelationshipParameter Class is now supported.
  • New DrawMode.ScreenAlignedRectangle enumeration type was added (Note: DrawMode.Rectangle is map-aligned).
  • Support for feature collection items by reference in WebMaps.
  • Exposed Symbol properties on Editor, TemplatePicker and EditorWidget.
  • Support for WMTS multidimensional services.

You can read the full list of enhancements, issues addressed and known limitations in the release notes.

Note that version 10.2.5 marks the last planned release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF. Technical support will continue to be available through June of 2016. Moving forward, we recommend you explore WPF solutions based on the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET. For information on transitioning to the new ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET please read this blog post.

 

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Version 3.3 of the ArcGIS API for Silverlight and ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight now available!

New versions of the ArcGIS API for Silverlight and ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight are now available for download.  The 3.3 release is focused on bug fixes and targeted enhancements to improve product quality and integration with the ArcGIS platform.  Changes include:

API

  • Support for GdbVersion on ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer and RelationshipParameter classes
  • Support for feature collection items in web maps
  • Exposed symbol properties to modify the editing experience with Editor, TemplatePicker, and EditorWidget

Viewer

  • Support for OAuth authentication when connecting to ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS content
  • Support for services with multi-point geometry
  • Fallback to authentication using proxy when service connections fail

In addition to the changes above, the 3.3 release includes support for Visual Studio Community 2013. You can learn more about what’s new in the API here, and what’s new in the Viewer here. The Viewer’s source code is available on GitHub here.

Note that version 3.3 marks the last planned releases of the ArcGIS API for Silverlight and ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight. Technical support for both products will continue to be available through June of 2016. Please refer to this blog post for further information regarding the support plan for these products. Moving forward, we recommend that you explore web solutions based on JavaScript and HTML, leveraging the ArcGIS API for JavaScript for GIS functionality. If you are interested in configurable web applications, please have a look at the recently released Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (downloadable developer edition here), which allows you to interactively create JavaScript and HTML-based GIS web apps.

Enjoy!

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ArcGIS Runtime and Xamarin

Last month I published a blog post about the ArcGIS Runtime and Xamarin in which I stated that we had no immediate plans to support Xamarin.   However, I did solicit feedback on the topic to determine how important the Xamarin platform is to current and future projects.   Your response in favor of supporting Xamarin was overwhelming.   So after careful consideration, I’m excited to announce commercial support for Xamarin.   We seek to provide a public beta before the end of 2015.

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