Getting images from map service layers

Discussion created by msc on Nov 13, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2011 by msc
Is it possible to get an image from either an ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer or LocalArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer directly?

I don't want to have an actual map control, I just want to get the image for a certain extent.

I know I can do this using the REST api directly, but I was wondering if it was possible through the WPF API.  I see the DynamicLayer has a method called GetSource but it is protected.  I suppose I could create a new class that derives from ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer and have access to the GetSource method that way but it seems that shouldn't be neccessary.