PointDrawAction

require(["esri/views/2d/draw/PointDrawAction"], function(PointDrawAction) { /* code goes here */ });
Class: esri/views/2d/draw/PointDrawAction
Inheritance: PointDrawAction Accessor
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.5

This class uses the view events to generate a set of coordinates to create a new Point geometry using Draw. When the draw.create("point") method is called, a reference to PointDrawAction is returned. Listen to PointDrawAction's cursor-update and the draw-complete events to handle the creation of the point geometry.

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Example:
function enableCreatePoint(draw, view) {
  var action = draw.create("point");

  // PointDrawAction.cursor-update
  // Give a visual feedback to users as they move the pointer over the view
  action.on("cursor-update", function (evt) {
    createPointGraphic(evt.coordinates);
  });

  // PointDrawAction.draw-complete
  // Create a point when user clicks on the view or presses "C" key.
  action.on("draw-complete", function (evt) {
    createPointGraphic(evt.coordinates);
  });
}

function createPointGraphic(coordinates){
  view.graphics.removeAll();
  var point = {
    type: "point", // autocasts as /Point
    x: coordinates[0],
    y: coordinates[1],
    spatialReference: view.spatialReference
  };

  var graphic = new Graphic({
    geometry: point,
    symbol: {
      type: "simple-marker", // autocasts as SimpleMarkerSymbol
      style: "square",
      color: "red",
      size: "16px",
      outline: { // autocasts as SimpleLineSymbol
        color: [255, 255, 0],
        width: 3
      }
    }
  });
  view.graphic.add(graphic);
}

Constructors

new PointDrawAction(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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MapView

A reference to the MapView.

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Property Details

declaredClassStringreadonly inherited

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

A reference to the MapView.

Method Overview

NameReturn TypeSummaryClass

Completes drawing the point geometry and fires the draw-complete event.

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more detailsPointDrawAction

Emits an event on the instance.

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Boolean

Indicates whether there is an event listener on the instance that matches the provided event name.

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Object

Registers an event handler on the instance.

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Method Details

complete()

Completes drawing the point geometry and fires the draw-complete event. Call this method if the drawing logic needs to be completed other than by double-clicking or pressing the "C" key.

emit(type, event)protected

Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.5

Emits an event on the instance. This method should only be used when creating subclasses that inherit from Evented.

Parameters:
type String

The name of the event.

event Object

The event payload.

hasEventListener(type){Boolean}

Indicates whether there is an event listener on the instance that matches the provided event name.

Parameter:
type String

The name of the event.

Returns:
TypeDescription
BooleanReturns true if the class supports the input event.

on(type, listener){Object}

Registers an event handler on the instance. Call this method to hook an event with a listener. See the Events summary table for a list of listened events.

Parameters:
type String

The name of event to listen for.

listener Function

The function to call when the event is fired.

Returns:
TypeDescription
ObjectReturns an event handler with a remove() method that can be called to stop listening for the event.
PropertyTypeDescription
removeFunctionWhen called, removes the listener from the event.
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Example:
view.on("click", function(event){
  // event is the event handle returned after the event fires.
  console.log(event.mapPoint);
});

Event Overview

NameTypeSummaryClass
{coordinates: Number[],preventDefault: Function,defaultPrevented: Boolean,type: String}

Fires after the pointer moves on the view.

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{coordinates: Number[],preventDefault: Function,defaultPrevented: Boolean,type: String}

Fires after when the user has completed drawing a point.

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more detailsPointDrawAction

Event Details

cursor-update

Fires after the pointer moves on the view. It returns the location of the pointer on the view as an array of numbers representing an x,y coordinate pair in the spatial reference of the view.

Properties:
coordinates Number[]

An array of numbers representing an x,y coordinate pair in the spatial reference of the view.

preventDefault Function

Prevents event propagation bubbling up the event chain.

defaultPrevented Boolean

Set to true when preventDefault() is called.

type String

The type of the event. For this event, the type is always cursor-update.

Example:
action.on("cursor-update", function (evt) {
  view.graphics.removeAll();
  var point = new Point({
    x: evt.coordinates[0],
    y: evt.coordinates[1],
    spatialReference: view.spatialReference
  });
  var graphic = createGraphic(point);
  view.graphics.add(graphic);
});

draw-complete

Fires after when the user has completed drawing a point. It returns the location of the pointer on the view as an array of numbers representing an x,y coordinate pair in the spatial reference of the view.

Properties:
coordinates Number[]

An array of numbers representing an x,y coordinate pair in the spatial reference of the view.

preventDefault Function

Prevents event propagation bubbling up the event chain.

defaultPrevented Boolean

Set to true when preventDefault() is called.

type String

The type of the event. For this event, the type is always draw-complete.

Example:
action.on("draw-complete", function (evt) {
  view.graphics.removeAll();
  var point = new Point({
    x: evt.coordinates[0],
    y: evt.coordinates[1],
    spatialReference: view.spatialReference
  });
  var graphic = createGraphic(point);
  view.graphics.add(graphic);
});

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