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In the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API 2.6 I'm looking to implement map graphics. I can't see whether they support time-awareness.

The help entry for graphicsLayer doesn't mention timeInfo, which is mentioned for featureLayer.

A featureLayer is a type of graphicsLayer - but does this mean that time-awareness is only implemented at the featureLayer level?

Do I need to generate a featureLayer on-the-fly using a featureCollectionObject in order to access time-awareness and use the TimeSlider toolbar?


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According to Kelly Hutchins from the JS team at Esri, the above is correct - it is necessary to use a featureLayer to access the time-aware properties.

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