Portable version of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET?

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06-14-2015 11:27 AM
marceloctorres
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There is  or there will be a Portable versión of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET or for a part of it?

Marcelo César Torres
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dotMorten_esri
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...See the first 3 projects in this demo repo which uses shared projects for sharing business logic for all the target platforms: Esri/arcgis-runtime-demos-dotnet · GitHub

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AnttiKajanus1
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Hi,

We don't have PCL version of the API due technology limitations in PCL.

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marceloctorres
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But is very usefull when one have to make versions for many platforms: using Universal Apps paradigma answer the problem for Windows Store 8.1 / Windows Phone 8.1, but when the scope must be more wide?. PCL don't resolve all issues and have to rewritte a lot of code of the presentation layer, but bussiness and data layer of the App can be shared using PCL.

Marcelo César Torres
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dotMorten_esri
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My suggestion is to use "shared projects" instead for sharing your source code among multiple platforms. It's like having a PCL project, except you don't compile a PCL binary, but just compile the source straight into the app.

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marceloctorres
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"Shared Projects" work for Universal Apps only...(Windows Phone 8.1, Window 8.1)....

Marcelo César Torres
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dotMorten_esri
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That's not correct. You can use shared projects for ANY project type (WPF, Universal, Console, Silverlight etc), and both VB, C# and C++. In fact almost all the code in the .NET SDK are in shared projects, and then compiled for each platform, with only a little bit of platform specific code here and there.

Also this extension might be helpful for you if you're using VS2013 (2015 has this built in):

Shared Project Reference Manager extension

Before this extension existed, you had to do it manually, which I blogged about here: SharpGIS | Behind the scenes of “Universal Apps”  That should give you a little more understanding of how shared projects really work.

dotMorten_esri
Esri Frequent Contributor

...See the first 3 projects in this demo repo which uses shared projects for sharing business logic for all the target platforms: Esri/arcgis-runtime-demos-dotnet · GitHub

marceloctorres
Esri Contributor

Thanks, in fact, I am developing a cross-platform app with Xamarin.Forms (iOS, Android, UWP) and ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET using "shared projects".

Marcelo César Torres