Anytime is a good time to share product release plans and roadmaps. Summer 2018 is quickly approaching, and with it comes version 100.3 of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs. This is the 3rd in the series of 100.x updates, and it contains some very significant enhancements to the products.
100.3 focuses primarily on improving the 3D experience.
- Reading Web Scenes
- Querying scene layers
- Measuring distances (planar) in scenes
It also includes improvements in working with labeling, symbols (3D and Military), and a great deal more. Keep an eye out for the release announcement later this month.
As important as these new features and enhancements are, information about changes in platform version support is just as critical when making your own roadmaps. We want to make sure that you all are updated on our deprecation plans, and why these changes are being made.
In December of 2017, at the time of the 10.6 and ArcGIS Runtime 100.2 (Update 2) releases, the official Deprecated Features document was updated and released. There is a specific section that focuses on ArcGIS Runtime, and we strongly encourage everyone to review this section and become familiar with these changes as soon as possible.
To save you a little time, we’d like to draw your attention to the following notifications below that were announced at the 100.2 release, in case you missed them.
For Android, .Net/Xamarin and Qt
ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.2 and 100.2.1 are the last releases to support Android API Levels 15, 16, 17 and 18. Update 3 will only support API Level 19 and above. This is important and could impact your Android, .Net/Xamarin and Qt development. There are a few reasons for this change at 100.3. Jelly Bean (API 16-18) is no longer supported by Google. In addition, these older devices do not allow for the advanced 3D visualization technology we’ve implemented.
ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.2 for .NET was released with some important notifications for .NET/Xamarin developers:
- .NET Framework versions 4.5.2 and 4.6 are supported at 100.2 today. In 100.3, the min supported version will be 4.6.1.
- 100.2 supports Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. At 100.3, the min supported version will be Visual Studio 2015.
- At 100.2, Xamarin.iOS development is supported for iOS 9. At 100.3, the minimum will be iOS 10.
- At 100.2, UWP and Xamarin.Forms UWP development is supported on Windows 10 1607 and 1703. At 100.3, the minimum Windows 10 version will be 1709, known as the Fall Creators Update
At version 100.2 of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt, customers may have been looking for the Windows 32-bit installer. 32-bit Windows is available, but customers must request it.
Version 100.3 is only a few short weeks away, and we’re very excited about it. We look forward to talking with you about it at the 2018 Esri User Conference in San Diego.