TextSymbol3DLayer

require(["esri/symbols/TextSymbol3DLayer"], function(TextSymbol3DLayer) { /* code goes here */ });
Class: esri/symbols/TextSymbol3DLayer
Inheritance: TextSymbol3DLayer Symbol3DLayer Accessor
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0

TextSymbol3DLayer is used to draw text labels for features of any geometry type. This is typically done by adding it to a LabelSymbol3D in a 3D SceneView. MapView does not support 3D symbols.

The color of the symbol is set in the material property. The size of the text is always defined in points or pixels via the size property.

A TextSymbol3DLayer may be added to the symbolLayers property of any 3D symbol. Labeling the features of a FeatureLayer is usually done by adding a TextSymbol3DLayer to a LabelSymbol3D, which is then added to a LabelClass in the labelingInfo property of the layer. The image below depicts a FeatureLayer with labels defined by a LabelSymbol3D that contains a TextSymbol3DLayer.

3d-labels

Autocasting support

As of version 4.5 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, autocasting is universally supported for all renderers, symbols, and symbol layers in the API. So there is no need to include this module in the require() and define() module loaders of your application unless you intend to use the static method(s) of this module.

See also:
Example:
var labelClass = new LabelClass({
  labelExpressionInfo: {
    expression: "$feature.COUNTY" // Text for labels comes from COUNTY field
  },
  symbol: {
    type: "label-3d",  // autocasts as new LabelSymbol3D()
    symbolLayers: [{
      type: "text",  // autocasts as new TextSymbol3DLayer()
      material: { color: [ 49,163,84 ] },
      size: 12  // points
    }]
  }
});
// Add labels to the feature layer
featureLayer.labelsVisible = true;
featureLayer.labelingInfo = [ labelClass ];

Constructors

new TextSymbol3DLayer(properties)

Parameter:
properties Object
optional

See the properties for a list of all the properties that may be passed into the constructor.

Property Overview

Any properties can be set, retrieved or listened to. See the Working with Properties topic.
NameTypeSummaryClass
String

The name of the class.

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Object

The font of the text label.

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Object

The halo surrounding the text.

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Object

The material used to color the text.

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Number

Size of the text label in points.

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String

The text to be displayed.

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String

For TextSymbol3DLayer the type is always text.

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Property Details

declaredClassStringreadonly inherited

The name of the class. The declared class name is formatted as esri.folder.className.

fontObject

The font of the text label.

Properties:
family String
optional

The font family. See MDN: font-family.

Default Value: Arial

weight String
optional

The font weight.

Known Values: normal | bold

Default Value: normal

style String
optional

The font style.

Known Values: normal | italic

Default Value: normal

haloObject

Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.4

The halo surrounding the text.

Properties:
color Color
optional

The color of the halo. This can be autocast with a named string, hex string, array of rgb or rgba values, an object with r, g, b, and a properties, or a Color object.

Default value: black

size Number
optional

The size of the halo in points. This value may be autocast with a string expressing size in points or pixels (e.g. 12px).

Default value: 0

Example:
symbolLayer.halo = {
 color: [255, 255, 255, 0.8], // autocasts as Color
 size: 2
}

materialObject

The material used to color the text.

Property:
color Color
optional

The color of the text. This can be autocast with a named string, hex string, array of rgb or rgba values, an object with r, g, b, and a properties, or a Color object.

Default value: white

Examples:
// CSS color string
symbolLayer.material = {
  color: "dodgerblue"
};
// HEX string
symbolLayer.material = {
  color: "#33cc33";
}
// array of RGBA values
symbolLayer.material = {
  color: [51, 204, 51, 0.3];
}
// object with rgba properties
symbolLayer.material = {
  color: {
    r: 51,
    g: 51,
    b: 204,
    a: 0.7
  }
};

Size of the text label in points. This value may be autocast with a string expressing size in points or pixels (e.g. 12px).

Default Value: 9
Examples:
// size in points
symbolLayer.size = 14;
// size in pixels
symbolLayer.size = "20px"; // autocasts as number
// size in points
symbolLayer.size = "14pt"; // autocasts as number

textString

The text to be displayed.

Example:
symbolLayer.text = "You are here";

typeString

For TextSymbol3DLayer the type is always text.

Method Overview

NameReturn TypeSummaryClass
TextSymbol3DLayer

Creates a deep clone of the symbol layer.

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*

Creates a new instance of this class and initializes it with values from a JSON object generated from a product in the ArcGIS platform.

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Object

Converts an instance of this class to its ArcGIS Portal JSON representation.

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Method Details

Creates a deep clone of the symbol layer.

Returns:
TypeDescription
TextSymbol3DLayerA deep clone of the object that invoked this method.
Example:
// Creates a deep clone of the graphic's first symbol layer
var symLyr = graphic.symbol.symbolLayers.getItemAt(0).clone();

fromJSON(json){*}static

Creates a new instance of this class and initializes it with values from a JSON object generated from a product in the ArcGIS platform. The object passed into the input json parameter often comes from a response to a query operation in the REST API or a toJSON() method from another ArcGIS product. See the Using fromJSON() topic in the Guide for details and examples of when and how to use this function.

Parameter:
json Object

A JSON representation of the instance in the ArcGIS format. See the ArcGIS REST API documentation for examples of the structure of various input JSON objects.

Returns:
TypeDescription
*Returns a new instance of this class.

toJSON(){Object}inherited

Converts an instance of this class to its ArcGIS Portal JSON representation. See the Using fromJSON() topic in the Guide for more information.

Returns:
TypeDescription
ObjectThe ArcGIS Portal JSON representation of an instance of this class.

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