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.NET Developers

On this page you will find resources to learn how to develop desktop applications using the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET. See the following pages if you are looking for resources to learn: how extend ArcGIS Pro using .Net or using Xamarin to develop mobile applications using .NET

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET Official Documentation

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET contains APIs (for WPF, UWP, ...) that enable you to build native mapping apps and share source code across Windows, Android, and iOS. Integrate a range of mapping and GIS capabilities online or offline, including 2D and 3D data visualization, web and mobile maps, editing, geocoding, routing, and spatial analysis.

If you are considering to make an application or prototype as fast as possible (without writing any code), in this case you should also consider using some of our app builders, like AppStudio or Survey123.



API Guide API Reference
Windows Presentation Framework WPF Guide WPF reference
Universal Windows Platform UWP Guide UWP reference

Important concepts:

  • Mobile map package - Android, iOS & Forms: is a file object (.mmpk) created in ArcGIS Pro. It is a transport mechanism for maps, their layers, data, networks, and locators. A mobile map package can be sideloaded onto a device by email, or by platform-specific transfer mechanism, or it can be downloaded from a portal to the device. It available for applications developed using ArcGIS Runtime SDK starting with version 100.0.


Less than 20 minutes tutorials: .NET DevLabs


Check Esri Geodev - .NET playlist

On you will find and Esri Events you will find many technical talks (some of them are Runtime generic).

Event Title Length
DevSummit 2017 ArcGIS Runtime: Building Cross-platform Apps 59min 08secs
DevSummit 2017 ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET: Building Apps 1h 01min 23sec
DevSummit 2017 ArcGIS Runtime: Migrating from ArcGIS Engine 1h 10min 32secs
DevSummit 2016 ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET: Tips and Tricks 58min 18secs
DevSummit 2015 Developing Windows Desktop and Device Apps with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET 1h 06min 59secs
DevSummit 2015 ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET: Integrating Devices, Sensors, Services, and More 56min 21secs
DevSummit 2015 ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET: How We Built the Plenary Apps 40min 52secs
DevSummit 2015 ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET: Transitioning to It from Other Esri .NET SDKs 1h 3min 17secs
DevSummit 2015 Geo-Enable Your .NET Apps with ArcGIS Online and Runtime 59min 50secs

You might also find interesting videos at Esri Industries, ArcGIS, etc


More slides in or check on geonet.

Download the Runtime SDK for .NET

You first need and ArcGIS Developer Subscription, then you will be able to download it from here or follow the following installation guide.




Additional tools to help you speedup your developments:

Awesome projects & cool demos

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .Net Demo at 2017 DevSummit Plenary

Support and Community

If needed, remember you can always check the Technical Support Website for developer products and the Technical Support Blog at GeoNet to find additional resources.

Community channels:

If you have an idea you can also share it on ArcGIS Ideas -> ArcGIS Runtime

People you should know

Please find the ArcGIS Experts on this topic using this tool:

ArcGIS Experts Tool Screenshot

They don't work on the support team and some may even not work at Esri, but they are opening some projects and sharing insights related to this technology so we recommend you to follow them.


Additional resources

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