Spring 2012 Edition
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ArcGIS API for Flex 2.5 provides an improved editing user experience and includes support for Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) layers and enhanced support for KML and for ArcGIS.com web maps. Based on Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4, ArcGIS API for Flex 2.5 works well with the Adobe Flex 4.6 software development kit (SDK) (as well as Adobe Flex SDKs for 4.1, 4.5, and 4.5.1.) and ArcGIS Server 9.3 and above.
Use the Editing component to let users edit geographic features over the web. This sample, on the Editing samples on the ArcGIS Resource Center, demonstrates how you can build a feature sketching application using ArcGIS API for Flex.
As with previous releases of ArcGIS API for Flex, you can use this API to create interactive and expressive web applications that leverage ArcGIS for Server resources. These applications support all map projections and dynamic and cached map services from ArcGIS for Server. You can incorporate graphics that allow users to draw on a map or click on pop-up windows for additional information. The API includes classes and methods for GIS tasks such as querying, locating addresses, finding attributes, identifying features, routing and other network analysis operations, and performing geoprocessing operations. Use Flex components, such as Editor, InfoWindow, AttributeInspector, TemplatePicker, and TimeSlider, for rapid application development.
You can use ArcGIS API for Flex without installing ArcGIS for Server on your machine if you have access to ArcGIS for Server via a uniform resource locator (URL). Esri offers numerous samples and several sample servers to use when getting started creating with ArcGIS API for Flex. Each sample is a live demo accompanied by the complete source code. Download the Flex API Library to get the source code for all samples.
Learn more about developing web applications with ArcGIS API for Flex at the ArcGIS Resource Center.