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Move and edit vertices


This sample shows how to use the edit toolbar to move and edit vertices. The edit toolbar is a non-ui component that provides events that simplify the process of moving and editing vertices. To activate the toolbar, pass in a graphic and a constant defining the type of editing you want to perform.

The map displays polygons representing fire perimeter boundaries. To edit a boundary, zoom-in and double-click to activate the edit toolbar.

Note that once you double-click the feature both vertices and ghost vertices (white) appear. Once the vertices are active you do the following:

  • Drag a vertex to move it to a new location.
  • Right-click to delete a vertex.
  • Drag a ghost vertices to add a new point.

Double-click the feature to exit editing and have changes pushed back to the service.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no">
    <title>Update Fire Perimeter</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/dijit/themes/claro/claro.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/esri/css/esri.css">
      html, body { height: 100%; width: 100%; margin: 0; }
      #map, #header {
        border: 1px solid #444;
      #map {
        padding: 0;
        margin: 5px;
      #header {
        height: 45px;
        margin: 5px 5px 0 5px;
        padding: 0.5em;
        font-family: sans-serif;
        font-weight: 500;
        color: #0f3b5f;
        font-size: 1.1em;
      .dj_ie .infowindow .window .top .right .user .content { position: relative; }
      .dj_ie .simpleInfoWindow .content { position: relative; }

    <script src="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/"></script>
      var map;


        "dijit/layout/BorderContainer", "dijit/layout/ContentPane",
      ], function(
        Map, Edit, FeatureLayer, Query, esriConfig,
        event, parser
      ) {

        // refer to "Using the Proxy Page" for more information: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/3/jshelp/ags_proxy.html
        esriConfig.defaults.io.proxyUrl = "/proxy/";

        map = new Map("map", {
          basemap: "topo",
          center: [-117.72, 34.352],
          zoom: 11

        map.on("layers-add-result", initEditing);

        var firePerimeterFL = new FeatureLayer("https://sampleserver6.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/Wildfire/FeatureServer/2", {
          mode: FeatureLayer.MODE_ONDEMAND,
          outFields: ["*"],
          id: "firePerimeterFL"

        function initEditing(evt) {
          var editToolbar = new Edit(map);
          editToolbar.on("deactivate", function(evt) {
            if (evt.info.isModified) {
              firePerimeterFL.applyEdits(null, [evt.graphic], null);

          var editingEnabled = false;
          firePerimeterFL.on("dbl-click", function(evt) {
            if (editingEnabled) {
              editingEnabled = false;
            else {
              editingEnabled = true;
              editToolbar.activate(Edit.EDIT_VERTICES, evt.graphic);
              // select the feature to prevent it from being updated by map navigation
              var query = new Query();
              query.objectIds = [evt.graphic.attributes[firePerimeterFL.objectIdField]];
  <body class="claro">
    <div data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/BorderContainer" data-dojo-props="design:'headline'" style="width:100%;height:100%;" gutters="false">
      <div id="header" data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/ContentPane" data-dojo-props="region:'top'">
         <center>Zoom in to a fire perimeter and double click a feature to edit its vertices. Double click again on the feature to stop editing and apply edits.</center>
      <div id="map" data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/ContentPane" data-dojo-props="region:'center'"></div>