System requirements

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET contains APIs to develop apps for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Forms (cross-platform projects for Android, iOS and UWP). Each API has specific system requirements for your development machine as well as for the machines and devices to which you will deploy your app.

The following table gives an overview of supported development configurations for each ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET platform.

Windows 7 SP1Windows 8.1Windows 10macOS

Development Environment

Visual Studio

Visual Studio

Visual Studio

Visual Studio for Mac

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Universal Windows Platform (UWP)

No

No

Yes

No

Xamarin.Android

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Xamarin.iOS

* Yes

* Yes

* Yes

Yes

Xamarin.Forms

No

Android, * iOS

Android, * iOS, UWP

Android, iOS

* Building Xamarin.iOS projects requires an associated Mac computer to act as a build host.

Requirements for app development

The requirements for the machine on which you develop your WPF apps are listed here.

Supported platforms

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

Testing and debugging applications built with ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET requires installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3.

Supported .NET Framework versions

Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 minimum. Latest version is recommended.

Supported IDEs

  • Visual Studio 2017
  • Visual Studio 2015 Update 3
  • Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop Update 3
  • Visual Studio 2013 Update 5
  • Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop Update 5
  • Visual Studio 2012 Update 4
  • Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop Update 4

DirectX

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET uses DirectX to provide high-performance rendering of maps and scenes.

  • Direct3D feature level 9_3 minimum.
  • Default: DirectX 11 hardware support.
  • Falls back to DirectX 11 software rendering if hardware support is not available.

Requirements for deployment targets

The requirements for the target machine or device to which you deploy your WPF apps are listed here.

Supported platforms

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 SP1

Deployment of applications built with ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET requires installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3.

ArcGIS platform products

  • Portal for ArcGIS: To work with Portal for ArcGIS use version 10.2 or higher.
  • Web maps built with the 2.0 or higher version of the web map specification are required (from Portal for ArcGIS 10.3 and above). Note: When you save a web map in an ArcGIS Runtime app, you are saving a web map that adheres to version 2.8 of the web map specification. These should only be saved back to portals that support the 2.0 web map specification (Portal for ArcGIS 10.3 and above).
  • ArcGIS Server: To connect your app to ArcGIS Server services use version 10.1 or higher.
  • ArcGIS Server (offline data): To take data offline from ArcGIS Server services use version 10.2.2 or higher.
  • ArcGIS Pro: To create mobile map packages for use in your ArcGIS Runtime apps use ArcGIS Pro 1.3 or higher.
  • ArcGIS Desktop: To create geoprocessing packages and map packages for ArcGIS Runtime Local Server 100.1.0 use ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1.
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