Exposing Feature Class from (file) GDB into WPF app as Feature Layer

Discussion created by kuiperfoliage on Dec 22, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2012 by kuiperfoliage

what would be the best way to expose a feature class which is stored in a (file) geodatabase in a WPF ESRI Map Control as a Feature Layer using ArcGIS Runtime.

Currently we are using a empty map file (.mxd), add a reference to the feature class and save it as a new map file (.mxd), convert the .mxd to a map package with runtime support (.mpk) and then consume it as a LocalArcGISFeatureLayer.

Would you agree that this is the best and preferred ESRI way ?