Frequently asked question

Can ArcGIS Engine Runtime applications run on mobile devices?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


No. ArcGIS Engine Runtime applications, which are built with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK and a redistributable ArcGIS Engine Runtime, can only be run on ArcGIS for Desktop.

To create a custom built application for mobile devices, use the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for mobile devices.

ArcGIS Engine Runtime is the platform on which ArcGIS for Desktop is built; this allows users of ArcGIS for Desktop applications to execute custom applications based on ArcGIS Engine.

Article ID:000012005

  • ArcMap
  • ArcGIS Engine

Get help from ArcGIS experts

Contact technical support

Download the Esri Support App

Go to download options

Related Information

Discover more on this topic