I have many ArcMap Layer Files (.lyr files) that I would like to use in a ArcGIS Runtime SDK .Net Desktop application. The Layer Files reference data in an ArcGIS Enterprise Geodatabase (SDE). Layer Files are not directly supported by Runtime applications.
My original idea was to use create Map Packages from the Layer Files, that reference the geodatabase data. However, I quickly found out that this is using a LocalServer and thus requires additional Standard Licensing. I wish to keep my application at the Basic Licensing level. The application will only run on the internal network on Windows PC’s. No offline access is needed.
How can I use this existing symbology in an ArcGIS Runtime SDE .Net Desktop application (10.2.7.0+ or Quartz release)?