Sample Code

Get hands-on with ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java by studying, building, and using our sample code. The samples illustrate the mapping and GIS capabilities you might want to add to your own Java applications. To start exploring the samples now, select a category on the left and click on a sample title for more information, including the full sample code.

When you install the SDK, you get a fully interactive sample viewer containing over 100 samples with full sample code that you can view and search. To launch the sample viewer application on Windows or Ubuntu, search for 'ArcGIS Runtime Java Samples 10.2.4' and click on the found application. On RedHat, launch the application by clicking on Applications > ArcGIS > Runtime SDK 10.2.4 for Java > ArcGIS Runtime Java Samples 10.2.4.

You can also download the sample viewer as a stand-alone application by following this link.

The SDK's toolkit is also a great source of sample code you can use. The toolkit is a set of packages and classes providing components, including many UI components, to help you in rapid application development. All of the source code is open-sourced and for you to use and modify in your own projects. There are components to:

  • display a scale bar
  • display a map navigator
  • display a map legend
  • edit feature attributes
  • edit feature attachments
  • display pop-ups
  • display a slider for time-aware layers
  • display an overview map

Many more classes and UI components are available. View samples using toolkit components in the Toolkit section on the left.

To use any toolkit component in your own projects, add the toolkit jar manually to your project's build path. The jar is located in the directory <installation directory>/sdk/jars. If you created your project using the Eclipse plug-in's project template, you can add the toolkit jar by right-clicking on your project and selecting ArcGIS Tools > Add toolkit jar. You can view the toolkit source code by expanding the toolkit jar and clicking on any class files.

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