The ArcGIS API for Flex is a web mapping API for Flex developers.

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ArcGIS Web APIs: What are the differences?

Esri currently offers 3 different web API's that can be freely downloaded. Are they all equal? If not, what are the relative strengths/weaknesses of each of these API's?
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What is the future of ArcGIS web development ? Is it JavaScript and HTML5? [closed]

I want to know about the future of ArcGIS web development; is it HTML5? I used to work with ArcObjects and .NET Web ADF so what is the best technology I must follow, especially when I know that ...
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What are the pros and cons of using the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex vs. creating your own GIS application vs creating your own framework?

Simple question, but perhaps hard to answer. I have broken the title question into three distinct questions in order to clearly identify what we are considering for options each time we build an GIS ...
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How “complex” should a JavaScript map become? When does a plugin make more sense?

Background: A client is looking to upgrade an ancient ArcIMS site, which is quite complex. It has a table of contents, the ability to change symbology on-the-fly, print the map, use spatial ...
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Making Table data available to a map service

I am trying to make a non geographic table available to a map service. I thought you simply added the table to the MXD and publish it with a relate to the field they were linked and then publish the ...
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Web_Map_as_JSON from latest esri jsapi?

I'm trying to do a print export using arcgis 10.1 and latest esri jsapi. Is there any out of the box way that I can extract out Web_Map_as_JSON from a given webmap? esri.tasks.PrintTask generates a ...
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Arcgis server not showing map service

I have a map service enabled in my server and have kml and wms as well as mapping and feature access capabilities turned on. I can view the wms in qgis, I can veiw the kml in google earth. However ...
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google earth profile used in mashup or flex

I really like the way google earth profile works, 1. mouse over line, right click, select profile 2. slide the mouse over the created 3d profile an dsee where that is on the map. Has anyone an idea ...
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How do I find the resolution of a scale range from the Arcgis Server REST services?

What's the best way to determine a LOD's resolution from the esri REST API? Currently, I make a request for a specific extent to the server from the flex api, and from that I divide the width of the ...
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How to check if layer is time enabled?

I want to be able to loop through the layers in my map, and return the names of layers that are time-enabled. I understand that I will need to check TimeInfo and this could be enabled on a dynamic, ...
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Drive Times issue with Rendering Graphics

I am trying to consume the Esri Drive times geoprocessing service within a Flex application, based around the v2.2 Flex API. I have seen the sample on how to do this. - However, mine is a bit more ...
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Is it possible to find the Map Services URLs used in ArcGIS Flex or Silverlight web applications?

With the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API, you can find the URLs in the map services in the source code. Do the Flex and Silverlight APIs completely obfuscate the map services URLs? As an example, the ...
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Consuming an asynchronous Geoprocessing service in ESRI's Flex API

I have been trying to consuming my own asyncronous Geoprocessing service using ESRI's FLEX api, but i am either doing something dumb, or there is some trick involved in getting the results out. Since ...
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Workaround for Raster data input in ArcGIS Server Geoprocessing Service

UPDATE I have accomplished the Python script, but only tested in desktop environment, i.e. ArcMap. #Import ArcPy site package module import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy import Extent from ...
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How to use 931 GP service with v10 Map Services?

Pinched the code from this profiler sample. Having some trouble setting it up with my custom Esri Flex application. My Flex application is using the Web Mercator Aux Sphere WKID and is using v10 map ...
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How to create mapping application with user input to dynamically weight/shade map layers

Does anyone know of any examples of web-apps that allow user-input to change variable weights used to calculate symbology? My organization is looking to build a dynamic mapping application and while ...
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Measure the Length of a Line on a Map after a MOUSE_MOVE Event

One of the actions a user can perform using the ESRI Flex Viewer application is to draw a shape on a map (e.g. a line). Once the user is finished drawing the line, they will double-click the mouse ...
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Setting the map projection in the flex API to an overlay layer

I'd like to use a basemap containing world map data as a backdrop to some point and outline data that I'm hosting in ArcGIS server in the ESRI Flex API, but I would like the map control to share a ...
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How can I set a layer visible dynamically using Flex Viewer?

I have a set of layers in operationallayers tag in my Flex Code connected to ArcGIS Server 10, and I want to make them visible dynamically in a ComboBox Change Handler. Is it possible? Thank you
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Disaggregating multiring polygon for editing, then recombining

BUMP? We have many rows of multi-ring polygons, displayed on a Flex front end. We need to be able to select a polygon (a row), split the rings for editing, edit them, then combine into one polygon ...
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ESRI Flex API - Dealing With Graphics Layers in Polar Regions

I have developed a Flex app that incorporates a number of geo-processing functions. The Base Layer of this app is the standard ESRI World Imagery in Web Mercator coordinate space. One of these ...
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Different data formats for the same graphic in Flex application

I have two ways to display an InfoWindow with the attributes of a graphic. The first is using a IdentifyTask to return the graphic and the other gets the selectedItem of a Datagrid (rovGrid) and using ...
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ArcGIS Viewer for Flex - multiple feature services

I have two operational feature service layers in the flex viewer config.xml file, when I try to load both layers I get this error: Office Locations layer failed to load: Fault code: 500 Fault ...
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Autocomplete against geocode.arcgis.com?

I have built a tool that allows my users to perform geocode requests against the World Geocoding Service provided from Esri. I would like to extend my tool to have an autocomplete feature, similar to ...
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How to create Esri Flex Geometry from WKT

I am working with Esri flex 2.3 API, I am also using Abode BlazeDS for server side binding. I am sending a geometry as WKT from server into my flex client and I am looking for a way to convert the ...
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Do FeatureLayers reproject their features to adapt them to the map projection?

I'm working with the ArcGIS Flex API. For example, ArcGISDynamicMapLayers do reproject their data in order to make it in the same projection as the map. Do FeatureLayers have the same behaviour?
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How to set minimum and maximum scale?

I have several layers on my map. I need to set minimum and maximum scale level to prevent zooming. What's the best way of implementing it? Thanks
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How can I disable snapping on one feature layer, among many feature layers on the map?

I'm using ArcGIS Flex API 3.1. I'd like to know if it is possible to choose the layer(s) on which I can snap the graphic I'm moving. Currently, when I activate snapping, my graphics are snapped on all ...
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ArcGIS API JavaScript, Flex, and Silverlight updated comparision

Does anyone know of a site, blog, etc. that constantly updates a comparison between the various ArcGIS APIs for each new release of the API?
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Loading Shape file in flexviewer 2.2

I want to load Shape file in Flexviewer 2.2 Any sample would help a lot. Thanks
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basic understanding of ArcGIS for Flex not clear on the concept

I am a complete newbie to GIS so please excuse the simple question. I am looking for someone to point me in the right direction to get some answers and/or maybe provide links to where I can find some ...
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Using REPLACE function in ArcGIS Server Query - Is it supported?

I'm working on a Flex application for a client that will be the replacement for a legacy application they have that was written in .net/adf. In their current code base, they are using an ADF query ...
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Adding WMS and WFS layers from GEOSERVER in arcgis viewer for flex 3.0

I am interested in adding feature layers from geoserver in arcgis viewer for flex config file and consequently display them on the web map.IS that possible? If yes, could someone share how they did ...
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Importing ALOHA plume .pas file in ArcGIS Server web API application

I want to import a .pas file (ALOHA plume file) in ArcGIS Server web API application (JavaScript/Silverlight/Flex). Has anyone tried this before? I am looking for some directions to achive the same. ...
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ESRI Flex Viewer 2.4 - Changing Widget Title At Runtime

I have an "About" widget which displays information about the current active widget in my Flex Viewer app. I am trying to update the About widget's title accordingly. For example, if 'Super Fancy ...
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Composite Symbol in FlexViewer 2.2

I have two questions regarding picture marker symbol in flex viewer: How can I make a composite symbol so that users can re-size and drag it. Any example code could help a lot. I have three symbols ...
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Is it possible to set the color of a symbol from an attribute of the graphic?

I have a feature layer used in a client flex application. The feature layer is used to publish a feature class that has many attributes. Among those attributes there is one named "color". As its name ...
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Geometryutil, simplify polygon, querytask and query fault error

One of the tools in my app is to draw freehand polygons (counties) to show points (companies) in each county. Everything works great but if the user creates an intersecting polygon then I have a ...
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Is there an out of the box Flexviewer set up for a Flex Mobile Project?

Question: Is there an out of the box Flexviewer set up for a Flex Mobile Project? Background: I could just create a Flex Mobile AIR Project from one the samples that ESRI supplies, but that would ...
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Map Service Update - clearing browser temp files

I'm noticing whenever I make a change to an ArcGIS map service (add layer, remove layer...etc) I always have to clear server cache and my internet browser temp files in order for my flex viewer app to ...
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Custom JSONDecoder for ID Task Result, ESRI Flex API

The problem: When the ESRI API decodes a response from the identify task, there is a few second lock in the Flash application which is due to the decoding of the results. I have used chunk parsing ...
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Modifying the Score text in the Locate Widget of Flexviewer 2.4

I want to add text where it says "score" to make it more clear that this is an address matching score. I am using the LocateWidget_US.xml and do not think I can do it here. I think the place to do ...
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Do pop-ups really work in Flexviewer 2.4?

I am trying to configure pop-ups using this code: <layer label="Lansdslide Layers" type="dynamic" visible="true" alpha=".75" ...
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Using the excludelayer tag in Flex 2.3.1 with a cached service

I'm working on our first Flex server page using the Flex Viewer 2.3.1. The Legend widget works, but I cannot get the excludelayer tag to work. Here's where the problem probably is - it's a cached map ...
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Displaying operational layers in the overview map

Does anyone have the code to display an operational layer within the overview map?
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How can I select features by map clicks

I'm developing a flex web application using the ArcGIS flex API 3.1. I have a map with a polyline feature layer. I'd like to be able to select polylines from the map by clicking on the features on ...
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How to login arcgis secure service in Flex using 2.5 version?

I know, that I can use IdentityManager class to show login+password form for secured services. But it's available in version 3.0, and I'm using 2.5. How can I provide access for secured service in my ...
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Negative values in Flex app

I have a contractor working for me on a Flex application. He retrieves recordset for a intersect query from the web service published in house. But he is getting some ids as negative random number ...
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Is there a way to programatically trigger popups using the operationallayer config?

I have a widget that queries a group of features, and I'd like to be able to trigger a popup that looks and behaves the same as the one that gets generated when the user clicks on the map. Is there a ...
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How to convert a String variable to a Raster datatype using Calculate Value

I have a GP service I would like to consume in a Flex application, but one of the input data types can be a raster. ArcGIS Server does not support a raster data type as an input parameter, but ...