Does anyone know how to access local file geodatabase from ArcGIS Runtime API using Local Server?

Are there any samples for that?

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  • saeid, This dynamic approach seems to work fine when displaying the gdb table on the map. Do you know of a way to perform queries against the gdb table and iterate through the results? It's not immediately obvious how that might be accomplished. Thanks. – ChannelingMyInnerBeer Jan 31 '19 at 21:29
  • Which runtime? With WPF I found the File Geodatabase API very helpful. github.com/Esri/file-geodatabase-api – Kirk Kuykendall Jan 31 '19 at 23:13

I just found one way of accessing file geodatabase through the local server as follows.

    private ArcGISMapImageSublayer _fileGeodatabaseSublayer;
    private LocalServer _LocalServer;

    public MainWindow()
    private async void Initialize()
        // Create a map and add it to the view
        MyMapView.Map = new Map(BasemapType.Topographic, 39.7294, -104.8319, 12);

            // Start the local server instance
            await LocalServer.Instance.StartAsync();
        catch (InvalidOperationException ex)
            MessageBox.Show(String.Format("Please ensure that local server is installed prior to using the sample. See instructions in readme.md or metadata.json. Message: {0}", ex.Message), "Local Server failed to start");
    private void m_Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
         string filePath = "D:\\test\\test.gdb";
        string fileName = "featureclass1";
        StartLocalMapService(fileName, filePath);
    private async void StartLocalMapService(string fileName, string filePath)
        // any mpk file -  don't know why
        string mapServiceUrl = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(filePath) + "\\mpk_blank.mpk";

        // Create the local map service
        var localMapService = new LocalMapService(mapServiceUrl);
        FileGeodatabaseWorkspace ws = new FileGeodatabaseWorkspace("file_wkspc", filePath);
        TableSublayerSource source = new TableSublayerSource(ws.Id, fileName);
        _fileGeodatabaseSublayer = new ArcGISMapImageSublayer(0, source);
        localMapService.SetDynamicWorkspaces(new List<DynamicWorkspace>()
        localMapService.StatusChanged += localMapService_StatusChanged;
        await localMapService.StartAsync();
    private async void localMapService_StatusChanged(object sender, StatusChangedEventArgs e)
        if (e.Status == LocalServerStatus.Started)
            if (!(sender is LocalMapService localService))
            ArcGISMapImageLayer imageryLayer = new ArcGISMapImageLayer(localService.Url);
            imageryLayer.LoadStatusChanged += (q, ex) =>
                // Add the layer to the map once loaded
                if (ex.Status == Esri.ArcGISRuntime.LoadStatus.Loaded)
                    // Create a default symbol style
                    SimpleLineSymbol lineSymbol = new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbolStyle.Solid, System.Drawing.Color.Red, 3);
                    // Apply the symbol style with a renderer
                    _fileGeodatabaseSublayer.Renderer = new SimpleRenderer(lineSymbol);
            await imageryLayer.LoadAsync();
           // Add the image layer to the map

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