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I want to build a wpf/silverlight mapping application that enables real-time visualization of features in a map, and that allow different users to add features (points, polygons) to the map. My initial thought is to use WFS-T for this purpose, but unfortunately, I cannot find any free/cheap SDK that provide support for WFS-T within WPF. My question is therefore:

Does anyone know about a free/cheap SDK that enable support for WFS-T within WPF applications?

p.s. there's no need to mention ArcGIS products as an alternative, I can't afford them.

Thank's for your attention.

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You might find some useful info in this question here: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/9700/… –  djq Oct 8 '12 at 22:26
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Check out:

  1. DeepEarth
  2. ESRI's ArcGIS API For Silverlight **

** You can download and use ESRI's Silverlight API for free.

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ESRI's ArcGIS API for Silverlight only support featurelayers that are hosted on an ArcGIS Server (which cost an immense amount of money). DeepEarth does not mention any support for WFS-T. –  user5714 Jan 31 '12 at 20:34
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I might suggest though finding an alternative to developing on a Silverlight API. Silverlight is being decommissioned and will no longer developed. Though ESRI might support it for a while just keep that in mind when determining the product cycle of your application. –  RomaH Dec 7 '12 at 23:35
    
As said by RomaH, Silverlight technology will not see further development. However, it seems that Microsoft will support it until 2021 (goo.gl/rhw5i). Anyway, I think that using this technology in a new development is a bad idea. –  dariapra Dec 8 '12 at 3:18
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