Visual Studio 2015 Support Now Available for the ArcGIS Pro 1.1 SDK for .NET

Back in July, ArcGIS Pro 1.1 was released which included the brand new ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET.  We are pleased to announce an update to the existing ArcGIS Pro 1.1 SDK for .NET which adds support for the Visual Studio 2015 IDE.  With this update, Visual Studio 2015 Professional, Enterprise, and Community Editions are now supported, in addition to Visual Studio 2013 which continues to be supported since our initial 1.1 release.

Developers using the Visual Studio 2015 IDE can now download the ArcGIS Pro 1.1 SDK via the Visual Studio Extensions and Updates feature, just like with Visual Studio 2013.

The ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET is based on the add-in extensibility pattern and with it you can leverage modern .NET features and patterns such as Task Asynchronous Programming (TAP), LINQ, WPF Binding, and MVVM to write integrated 2D/3D add-ins.

The SDK was discussed in some Esri blogs earlier this year, namely in a What’s Coming post in April and in a When Should You Use the ArcGIS Pro SDK post in May.  Both are helpful in understanding some key concepts, and the May post also includes links to helpful DevSummit 2015 technical sessions.

For more information about learning and trying out this exciting new SDK, there are some great resources available online, including:

We look forward to hearing from you about your experiences with the ArcGIS Pro SDK, and what you and your organization are building.  As always, you are welcome to submit your ideas at the ArcGIS Ideas site.

Stay tuned for more updates on what’s coming at the 1.2 release!

About the author

Chris is a product manager on the ArcGIS Desktop Team, focused on the ArcGIS Pro SDK and helping users achieve their Pro customization goals.

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