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The ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET provides numerous code samples to help get you started. The sample project contains code that illustrates key areas of ArcGIS Runtime functionality. With a few exceptions, the same set of samples has been provided for each platform - Windows Desktop, Windows Store apps, and Windows Phone.

The documentation for each sample includes

  • A brief description and image of the running sample.
  • XAML and C# code used by the sample.
  • A link for downloading the samples repository (.zip).
  • The supported platforms for the sample, indicated by the following icons:
Windows Desktop Windows Store Windows Phone
Desktop Store Phone

Access the samples

  1. If you don't already have a login, Sign up for GitHub (it's free).
  2. If you're new to GitHub, you may want to review some common help topics to get started.
  3. Visit the arcgis-runtime-samples-dotnet repository.
  4. Follow the instructions in the repo's README file to work with the sample projects in your local development environment.

Getting started with GitHub

ArcGIS Runtime for .NET SDK samples are maintained using GitHub, a web-based hosting service for software development projects that uses an open source revision control system called Git. For an introduction to Git and how it compares with other version control systems, see Git basics. To learn how to interact with Git repositories with GitHub and to sign up for a free account, visit

GitHub provides the following features:

  • Keep your local repository in sync by pulling changes from the Esri (master) repository. As the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET team makes additions to the samples, you can easily pull them into your local version of the code.
  • Submit or track issues related to the samples (bugs, e.g.). You can get notifications for activity on issues you choose to follow.
  • Provide additions, updates, and improvements to the code via pull requests. One of the goals of GitHub is provide a collaborative environment, referred to as 'social coding'.

In addition to the ArcGIS Runtime SDK samples, the ArcGIS.NET team (within the Esri GitHub organization) makes available around a dozen public repositories that you can explore.

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET Toolkit

The arcgis-toolkit-dotnet is a public GitHub repository that provides source code for controls you can use in your ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET apps. Controls include:

  • legend
  • scale line
  • sign-in dialog
  • feature data form See the repo's readme file to learn how to use the toolkit controls in your app.

ArcGIS Runtime demos

The Esri/arcgis-runtime-demos-dotnet repo contains source code for native Windows Desktop, Store, and Phone applications that demonstrate common workflows for utilizing and displaying spatial information with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET.

Portal Viewer app

If you're interested in building Windows Store apps, implementing the MVVM design pattern in your ArcGIS Runtime app, or connecting to ArcGIS Online, check out the arcgis-portalviewer-dotnet repository. The repo contains all the code for a fully functional Windows Store app that illustrates best practices for building an ArcGIS Runtime app using the MVVM design pattern and working with maps available in an ArcGIS Online organization or on-premises Portal for ArcGIS.

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