What's new in ArcGIS Viewer 3.6 for Flex

Version 3.6

This topic describes new functionality, enhancements, and changes for version 3.6. For previous releases, see:

If you're a Flex developer, also see What's new in the API.

CautionCaution:

Upgrading from an earlier version? It's simple, just use Application Builder. If you are not working with Application Builder, see Upgrading your configuration files.

Editing the source code and compiling the viewer on your own? See Upgrading your Flex Viewer code.

ArcGIS Viewer 3.6 for Flex

Viewer 3.6 is built with version 3.6 of the ArcGIS API for Flex, which contains many API improvements including but not limited to:

Improved Application Builder

  • The Advanced Settings' languages (locales) are now ordered alphabetically - GitHub/88.
  • Icons for basemap layers are now displayed when converting webmaps to basemaps and operational layers - GitHub/83.
  • NIM096352 - Fixed the issue when setting a field as Required in the Edit Widget would not work - GitHub/100.
  • Alias edits on non-visible fields in Attribute Table and Edit widget's layer settings are now saved correctly - GitHub/103.
  • Webmap's refresh interval is written out if it is converted to basemaps and operational layers - GitHub/99.
  • Improvements to the Search widget expression tooltip help GitHub/98.
  • NIM095903 - Fixed issue where Application Builder added cached image service layers as 'image' instead of 'cached' - GitHub/96.
  • Fixed an issue where copying and pasting in custom pop-ups were not working correctly - GitHub/92.
  • NIM096374 - Fixed an issue where scrollbar automatically scrolled to the top when working with multiple layers in the Attribute Table and Edit widgets' edit settings - GitHub/101.

For a complete Application Builder list, see the list of closed issues in the GitHub repo.

Improved Viewer

  • More padding added to Bookmark widget - GitHub/229.
  • Fixed an issue where attachments could not be deleted if the AttachmentInspector was set to a minimum height - GitHub/223.
  • NIM096289 - Query and Search widgets now have support for line symbology on polygon features. This is helpful if wanting to work with multiple overlapping features. The line symbol is used if no fill is specified - GitHub/221.
  • Search widget now supports setting symbology per layer's results - GitHub/220.
  • Discussion forum post - Pop-ups referenced in the config.xml file have been updated to reflect changes in field names used in the referenced sample map services - GitHub/217.
  • NIM095483 - Added the option to not export out lat/lon when exporting out to CSV files. This is applicable if using a shared operational layer <sharedresults/> in the Attribute Table - GitHub/213.
  • NIM093124 - Fixed an issue where the Attribute Table would display blank for all the layers if credentials were not provided for a secure layer listed within the widget - GitHub/211.
  • Removed hardcoded URL to default locator in Locator widget configuration file - GitHub/210.
  • NIM094830 - Provided an option to work with Data Extract and Email task in the Data Extract widget - GitHub/207.
  • NIM094954 - Fixed an issue where the Print widgets's <excludelayerfromlegend/> tag did not work correctly if using group layers - GitHub/206.
  • Discussion forum post - If working with hyperlinks in a custom pop-up desciption, you can specify a target attribute. By default, if no target is set, the link will open up in a new window or tab.

For the complete viewer list, see the list of closed issues in the GitHub repo.

CautionCaution:

There is a known-limit when working with Application Builder in Windows Server 2012. An HTTP error message may display while in the Preview tab. This will not affect the usability of the resulting web application or whether it can be deployed successfully.

Changes to be aware of when migrating from 3.5 to 3.6

  • The Locator widget's configuration file will no longer reference a hardcoded URL. Starting with 3.6, it will automatically set the locator based on what is specified for the portal/organization.

Widget enhancements and changes

Attribute Table widget changes

  • Fixed issue where edits made to a non-visible layer's Alias using Application Builder did not save out correctly - GitHub/103.
  • Added ability to indicate not to export lat/lon field in a CSV file when working with shared results layers - GitHub/213.
  • Fixed an issue where the Attribute Table would display blank for all the layers if credentials were not provided for a secure layer listed within the widget - GitHub/211.
  • Alias edits on non-visible fields in the layer settings are now saved correctly - GitHub/103.
  • Fixed an issue where scrollbar automatically scrolled to the top when working with multiple layers in the edit settings - GitHub/101.

Bookmark widget changes

Added padding on bookmark for lengthy text - GitHub/229.

Data Extract widget changes

  • Added the ability to work with the Data Extract and Email Task. If this type of task is provided in the widget's URL, the UI will automatically update to reflect the new parameters - GitHub/207.

Directions widget changes

  • Fixed an issue where the Directions widget did not populate input locations correctly when using the Single Field address locator style - GitHub/94.

Edit widget changes

  • Alias edits on non-visible fields in the layer settings are now saved correctly - GitHub/103.
  • Fixed the issue when setting a field as Required in the Edit Widget would not work - GitHub/100.
  • Fixed an issue where scrollbar automatically scrolled to the top when working with multiple layers in the edit settings - GitHub/101.

Locator widget changes

Removed hardcoded URL to default locator in Locator widget.xml - GitHub/210.

Print widget changes

  • Fixed an issue where the Print widgets's excludelayerfromlegend tag did not work correctly if using group layers - GitHub/206.

Query widget changes

  • Support for line symbology on polygon features. This is helpful if wanting to work with multiple overlapping features. The line symbol is used if no fill is specified - GitHub/221.

Search widget changes

  • Improvements to the Search widget expression tooltip help GitHub/98.
  • Search widget now supports setting symbology per layer's results - GitHub/220.

12/17/2013