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Getting Started

How to Get .SpatialApp

Use the downloads tab to download a release build.


How to Build .SpatialApp

Building the source requires the following steps:

  1. Download the source from the Source Code Tab
  2. Download the source of DotSpatial from
  3. Download Visual Studio Controls from
  4. Build DotSpatial.
  5. Open the DotSpatialApp.sln
  6. Resolve the missing references
  7. View the project properties and uncheck Sign the ClickOnce manifests on the signing tab.


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Last edited Aug 25, 2011 at 8:47 PM by mudnug, version 2


ytlee Jun 30, 2013 at 5:24 PM 
what kind of license term needed to develop application for commercial release?

mudnug Feb 5, 2013 at 1:09 AM 
Yes, if you want to develop this project you will need a license. You can also contribute to the DotSpatial project, without getting involved with the DevExpress controls.

mudnug Mar 28, 2012 at 1:25 AM 
The version is updated over time, so you will want to get the latest version. Yes, you will want a license to compile the source, but you can use our compiled release royalty-free.

gcapnias Mar 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM 
On step 3, it is suggested to download Visual Studio Controls from DevExpress. Which package/version? Do I have to own a lisence for the Visual Controls from DevExpress in order to compile the source?