RTReader is a free, ready-to-use app built using ArcGIS Runtime .NET 100.12 and the Runtime Extensibility Framework. It is designed to duplicate much of the functionality, look, and feel of ArcReader. Users already familiar with ArcReader should have little difficulty using it.

How to Create a Map

RTReader expects a map in the form of a mobile map package. To create a mobile map package in ArcGIS Pro, see this link:


[Note: there is no need to enable anonymous use. The Publisher extension is not required to create a mobile map package for use in ArcGIS Runtime.]

How to Open a Map Manually

Click the "Open Map..." menu:

Navigate to and select the desired mobile map package.

How to Open a Map Automatically

BasicReader.xml, in the RTReader\Config folder, gives a (commented) example of a map configuration that loads layers from multiple sources. See the Runtime Extensibility Framework documentation for more info.


RTReader supports configuration to change its appearance and functionality. By default, RTReader uses the "BasicReader" configuration. To select a particular configuration file that's in the Config folder, create a shortcut to RTReader and add the name of the configuration file (no .xml extension) to the target:

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