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in my mind, the major differentiators between those two ESRI platforms are: ArcObjects is not free (as in beer or any other way), you need ArcGIS Desktop, Engine, or Server licenses for deployment. You can't install the ArcObjects SDK without an existing Desktop or Server installation being present. ArcObjects is for Windows Desktop (either ArcMap ...
I think this blog post on the Esri site is still applicable: ArcObjects or the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for Java and WPF—which is right for you? Though this question discusses the Java flavors, it may help as well.
If you want to read the (proprietary) ECW format, you'll have to use the proprietary libraries. Using GDAL to convert them will only work if you have the proprietary ECW libraries installed and configured in GDAL. There are other applications that read ECW (e.g. Global Mapper), but I believe they all use the proprietary libraries, and most of them are also ...
We use the ThinkGeo .NET tools for WPF, and I would vote for them for a simple application. The support CAD drawings as a layer type, and you should be able to dynamically symbolize them relatively easily by changing the Default styles within the layer. We use shapefiles, but I dynamically switch styles for polyline/polygon/point features to make it seem ...
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