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Eikon vs. Workspace APIs

Hello,

We are in the process of porting one of our WPF-based apps to the Refinitiv Platform, and a few questions have come up that I am hoping some of the developers on this forum might be able to lend their expertise towards:

  1. It appears that Eikon is in the process of being phased out, to be replaced by Workspace. On the AppStudio page (https://developers.refinitiv.com/en/api-catalog/app-studio/app-studio-net-sdk), a notice indicates that the AppStudio .NET SDK is no longer supported, and if we are building an AppStudio App we should use the AppStudio Web SDK instead. Would you know if:

    • Workspace does have a WPF or .NET SDK which is just not supported by AppStudio, or,
    • Workspace does not have a .NET SDK and the AppStudio Web SDK is the only option?

  2. In the "Refinitiv Workspace - Desktop and Web Comparison" document (https://www.refinitiv.com/content/dam/marketing/en_us/documents/support/workspace/workspace-desktop-and-web-comparison.pdf), under "3rd Party Integrations", one can see references to AppStudio being available both for Desktop access and Web access. Is that accurate, and if so, for which programming paradigms?

  3. In the same Desktop and Web Comparison document, there are also references to "Desktop SxS API" and "Web SxS API". Which technologies/programming languages are supported for each one?

  4. Would it be accurate to assume that, unless otherwise stated, the APIs in the API Catalog on this forum are applicable to Workspace?

Much appreciated!


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Hello @rmalakov

Please be informed that the Workspace SDK is still in development phase, so I highly recommend you contact your Refinitiv representative to help you with the SDK information.

Question: In the same Desktop and Web Comparison document, there are also references to "Desktop SxS API" and "Web SxS API". Which technologies/programming languages are supported for each one?

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The Workspace Web Side by Side API is working in the browser, so it is a JavaScript-based API. The Eikon Side by Side Interoperability API is a part of Refinitiv Workspace Desktop and Eikon 4 Desktop, this is an HTTP-based API.

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Thank you for your reply, @wasin.w

From your experience, what would you recommend as the best path to developing a 3rd party application that can run as part of the Refinitiv ecosystem (either Eikon or Workspace, but ideally both)? We already have a WPF/C#-based product in development that is well abstracted and can fairly easily interface to Refinitiv APIs, so we are trying to identify the most efficient path to deployment with Refinitiv.

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Hello @rmalakov

I am not the AppStudio/Eikon app eco system expert, so I recommend you contact your Refinitiv representative to help you get in touch with the AppStudio/Workspace SDK team.

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