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    Flex en silverlight viewer configuratie, Esri, Mark Jagt, Boudewijn Boogaard Flex en silverlight viewer configuratie, Esri, Mark Jagt, Boudewijn Boogaard Presentation Transcript

    • Esri Developer Summit in EuropeNovember 9 | Rotterdam Configuring and Customizing ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Mark Jagt Boudewijn Boogaard
    • Agenda • Configuring the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight • Extending the Silverlight viewer with Add-ins • Configuring the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex • Extending the Flex viewer with Widgets
    • ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight Overview
    • ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight Overview • Configurable ready-to-deploy Web client - Built with ArcGIS API for Silverlight • Easily and quickly create and implement GIS Web mapping applications • Set of core tools and functionality • No programming or editing configuration files - Ideal for novice Web application creators
    • ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight Overview • Hosted on-premise • Consists of 3 components: 1. Configurable Viewer 2. Application Builder 3. Extensibility Kit
    • Building a Silverlight Viewer Application Builder
    • Add-Ins
    • Add-Ins – Extending the Viewer • The Viewer does the repetitive stuff - Map configuration - Overall app architecture - Generic tools - Generic app appearance (title, colors, logo) • Add-ins enable specific workflows and branding - “Add-in” → code module containing functionality - Compiled as Silverlight packages (.xap files) - Seamlessly plug-in to Viewer and Builder - Encourages reusability
    • Add-Ins – Extending the Viewer • Software for developing add-ins - Visual Studio 2010 SP1 or Visual Web Developer 2010 Express - ArcGIS API for Silverlight 3.0 - Silverlight 5 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 - Silverlight Toolkit - ArcGIS Extensibility SDK for Silverlight 3.0 - Visual Studio 2010 template provided • Same add-in will work in both the Silverlight Viewer and ArcGIS for SharePoint
    • Add-Ins – Extensibility Points Several ways to customize: 1. Tools → functionality initiated by tool on toolbar 2. Behaviors → non-UI logic 3. Layouts → custom application “look and feel” 4. Controls → UI integrated into application
    • Add-Ins – Implementation • Develop using the Extensibility API - Included in the Extensibility SDK • ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Extensibility assembly - Lightweight API for Viewer (and SharePoint) - Provides access to map, selected layer, and pop-up - Methods to easily show UI in dialogs - Hooks to store and load add-in configuration • Any Silverlight library can be referenced • Use the VS Template to start
    • Tools• Simplest, most common extensibility endpoint• Logic initiated by user click• Appear as buttons on toolbars and menus• Users can add them from Application Builder
    • Layouts - Overview • Define application look and feel • Loose xaml files – all markup, no code • Position of viewer elements • Side panel • Navigation control • Scalebar • Title, logo, links • More • Styles used by Viewer • Tool buttons • Pop-ups • Navigation control • More
    • Layouts - Implementation • Start with copy of an existing layout • Open-ended - Anything that can be declared in XAML • Some well-known elements expected by Viewer - If it has an x:Name, don’t remove it
    • Layouts - Deployment • Copy to BuilderTemplatesDefaultConfigLayouts • Create preview image • Name the same as xaml file • Ideal size is 580 x 359 • Tip - clear browser cache
    • Controls • Pieces of UI that are “built-in” • Included in layout • Can implement a tool to toggle on/off • Out-of-the-box examples • Map • Navigation control • FeatureDataGrid (attribute table)
    • Templates • Default Viewer configuration • Map • Tools • Basemaps • Layouts • Colors • Default template stored at BuilderTemplatesDefault • Includes all files in a Viewer application
    • Creating Templates • Configure a Viewer • Deploy • Copy Deployed Viewer folder to BuilderTemplates • Add an entry to BuilderTemplates.xml
    • A Simple Tool and Behavior
    • ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Overview
    • A quick primer before we get started… • Configurable ready-to-deploy Web client - Built with the ArcGIS API for Flex • Easily and quickly build and implement GIS Web mapping applications
    • Three flavors to choose from… 1 - Application Builder - Great starting point. 2 - ArcGIS Viewer for Flex (compiled) - Power users! 3 - ArcGIS Viewer for Flex (source) - Flex developers - do anything you want! - https://github.com/ArcGIS/ArcGISViewerForFlex
    • So what is this Application Builder? • Build Flex Viewer applications • GUI user experience to configure and deploy the Viewer web application Data Content Functionality Appearance
    • Building a Flex Viewer Application Builder
    • Creating a new widget
    • Why create a new Widget? • Needed functionality may not be given in core Viewer • Or…functionality is provided but you may need to tweak it to suit your specific needs • Some examples for custom widgets could be: - API functionality that is not provided directly in Viewer - Social Media integration - More great examples can be found at the Esri Code Gallery
    • Before you begin, you will need • An IDE of preference that will allow compiling the Viewer (e.g. Flash Builder) • Adobe Flex 4.5 SDK or later • ArcGIS Viewer for Flex source code on Github • ArcGIS API for Flex • More instructions on our Flex Resource Center
    • Create a Custom Widget
    • Let’s wrap it all up
    • Summary • The Viewers are configurable, but lots for devs, too • Developers are the bridge from generic to specific • Many ways to make the Viewer do what you need • Add-Ins and Widgets are inherently reusable • Easy, flexible, rich development environment • Resource Center