ESRI's ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF Now Available

                 API Gives Developers Access to ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, and Bing Maps for Enterprise Resources

Redlands, California—July 13, 2009—Developers of desktop and Web applications can now deliver rich mapping and geographic information system (GIS) content with the release of ESRI's ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF. They can combine GIS-based Web services from ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online as well as use Bing Maps geocoding, routing, and map services.

The API enables developers to use the powerful geospatial capabilities of ArcGIS services. Developers can transform their data into an interactive map, search for and display GIS data features and attributes, locate addresses, identify features, and perform complex spatial analytics by simply clicking a button or a feature on the map. Web and desktop applications built using the API will offer compelling graphics, intuitive interfaces, and visually stunning user experiences with GIS functionality.

Developers can program with the API without installing any ArcGIS software on their machines as long as they have access to ArcGIS Server via a URL. Since the API is built on the Microsoft Silverlight framework, developers can take advantage of all the Silverlight components, such as data grids, sliders, panels, and text controls, when building custom applications.

Developers can download the API library at the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF Resource Center and access the source code for a variety of samples. The samples demonstrate displaying tiled and dynamic maps; switching between different kinds of maps and imagery; adding geocoding, routing, and geoprocessing tasks; and much more.

To find out more about the ArcGIS API for Microsoft Silverlight/WPF, visit or call 1-800-447-9778. Users outside the United States should contact their ESRI international distributor (

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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