I was wondering if there is a way at all to use some of ArcGIS 10's extension into arc engine.

A good example would be if we could put Arc Hydro extension into ArcEngine.


You are able to access the supporting libaries; but you would need to build the UI all yourself. ArcEngine offers you the ability to create your own run-time apps using ESRI technology; but you have to assemble the general flow yourself.

You also need to make sure you handle the license needs properly with the extensions; yes the ability is there but again the UI and plumbing (pun-intended for hydro) needs to be built by you.

You can call some of the UI dialogs but building the state and handling the input-output will for sure not be fluid.

  • Exactly, Engine can build a new GIS custom with ESRI Library. – user3120 Jun 1 '11 at 23:04
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    +1 Supposedly it would be possible to implement IApplication and be able to use extensions written for ArcMap; however, I've never heard of a 3rd party app that does this. – Kirk Kuykendall Jun 2 '11 at 13:33
  • I have worked with tools, written in ArcEgine which are the 3rd Party app; and those would use the API for other extensions like 3D/Spatial for functions; but not a vertical extention like ArcHydro; that really I think may be a stretch. – D.E.Wright Jun 2 '11 at 17:06

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