Utterly confused and sort of misguided between ArcGIS engine SDK and WPF Runtime

Discussion created by xaria on Oct 15, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2012 by ebader-esristaff

I have a question on which product to use.

After going through the esri website I understand that we can use the WPF API for the following:

Add graphics and markup to a map interactively
Search for features or attributes in your geographic information system (GIS) data and display the results
Edit feature geometry and attributes

Can we use the ArcGIS engine SDK for the same?
We do not want the user to change the attribute of a graphic. it should be changed from the code upon certain event.

The local distributor mentions that it is possible, but I still have my doubts.

Also one more important question is,
Similar to what the WPF API does by loading the base map and feature layer; can the ArcGIS Engine Desktop SDk for .net load 2 maps at a time.

It will be of very much help if some one could answer my queries at the earliest.