Shape_Area in ArcGISLocalFeatureLayer not available

Discussion created by matthewb on Aug 1, 2012

I have a feature service layer that I need to perform some area-based calculations on, and I have noticed that the Shape_Area column is not available for feature services, but the same layer as a map service has this column. Are read-only columns like Shape_Area not served up with feature services?

I am able to create a new column to store the area as part of my GPK, but I wonder if this is the best way to handle the area of a feature in the Runtime. In the future, I my want to show the area in a FeatureDataGrid and update it after an edit has been performed.