We are upgrading ArcGIS from version 10.0 to 10.3 and need to update our server object extensions.
Esri state that when upgrading:
"Avoid using ArcObjects from the Carto library that are specifically designed for use with MXDs. This includes IMap, ILayer, and items related to data frames and page layouts.
In 10.0, we developed an SOE that could dynamically generate map images (with legends, scale bar etc.) using the PageLayout class from ArcObjects Java API. But as the above statement suggests, apparently we can't use that PageLayout class anymore. We need fine control of the page layout and so what is the alternative in 10.3? Sample Page Layout SOEs provided use the PageLayout class. So can we still use this class in our SOEs when upgrading to 10.3 or not?