GraphicsLayerView

Class: esri/views/layers/GraphicsLayerView
Inheritance: GraphicsLayerView LayerView Accessor
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.4

Represents the LayerView of a GraphicsLayer after it has been added to a Map in either a MapView or SceneView.

The GraphicsLayerView is responsible for rendering a GraphicsLayer's features as graphics in the View. The methods in the GraphicsLayerView provide developers with the ability to query graphics in the view. See the code snippets in the methods below for examples of how to access client-side graphics from the view.

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Property Overview

Any properties can be set, retrieved or listened to. See the Working with Properties topic.
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Name Type Summary Class
String

The name of the class.

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Accessor
Layer

The layer being viewed.

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LayerView
Boolean

Indicates if the spatialReference of the MapView is supported by the layer view.

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LayerView
Boolean

Value is true if the layer is suspended (i.e., layer will not redraw or update itself when the extent changes).

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LayerView
Boolean

Value is true when the layer is updating; for example, if it is in the process of fetching data.

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LayerView
Boolean

When true, the layer is visible in the view.

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LayerView

Property Details

declaredClass Stringreadonly inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.7

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

layer Layerreadonly inherited

The layer being viewed.

spatialReferenceSupported Booleanreadonly inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.23

Indicates if the spatialReference of the MapView is supported by the layer view. When false layer view will be suspended.

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suspended Booleanreadonly inherited

Value is true if the layer is suspended (i.e., layer will not redraw or update itself when the extent changes).

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updating Booleanreadonly inherited

Value is true when the layer is updating; for example, if it is in the process of fetching data.

Default Value:false
visible Boolean inherited

When true, the layer is visible in the view. Value of this property is inherited from the layer.visible unless the developer overrides it. The layerView.visible will take precedence over layer.visible if both properties are set.

Default Value:true

Method Overview

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Name Return Type Summary Class

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object.

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Accessor
Boolean

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

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Accessor
Handle

Highlights the given feature(s).

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GraphicsLayerView
Boolean

isFulfilled() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is fulfilled (either resolved or rejected).

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LayerView
Boolean

isRejected() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is rejected.

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LayerView
Boolean

isResolved() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is resolved.

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LayerView
Promise<Collection<Graphic>>

Returns all graphics available for drawing in the layer view as a collection.

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GraphicsLayerView

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

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Accessor
Promise

when() may be leveraged once an instance of the class is created.

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LayerView

Method Details

addHandles(handleOrHandles, groupKey)inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.25

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object. The handles will be removed when the object is destroyed.

// Manually manage handles
const handle = reactiveUtils.when(
  () => !view.updating,
  () => {
    wkidSelect.disabled = false;
  },
  { once: true }
);

// Handle gets removed when the object is destroyed.
this.addHandles(handle);
Parameters
handleOrHandles WatchHandle|WatchHandle[]

Handles marked for removal once the object is destroyed.

groupKey *
optional

Key identifying the group to which the handles should be added. All the handles in the group can later be removed with Accessor.removeHandles(). If no key is provided the handles are added to a default group.

hasHandles(groupKey){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.25

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Returns true if a named group of handles exist.
Example
// Remove a named group of handles if they exist.
if (obj.hasHandles("watch-view-updates")) {
  obj.removeHandles("watch-view-updates");
}
highlight(target){Handle}

Highlights the given feature(s).

Parameter
optional

The feature(s) to highlight. When passing a graphic or array of graphics, each feature must have a valid objectID. You may alternatively pass one or more objectIDs as a single number or an array.

Returns
Type Description
Handle Returns a highlight handler with a remove() method that can be called to remove the highlight.
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Example
// highlight feature on pointer-move
view.on("pointer-move", function(event){
  view.hitTest(event).then(function(response){
    if (response.results.length) {
      let graphic = response.results.filter(function (result) {
        return result.graphic.layer === myLayer;
      })[0].graphic;

     view.whenLayerView(graphic.layer).then(function(layerView){
       layerView.highlight(graphic);
     });
    }
  });
});
isFulfilled(){Boolean}inherited

isFulfilled() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is fulfilled (either resolved or rejected). If it is fulfilled, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been fulfilled (either resolved or rejected).
isRejected(){Boolean}inherited

isRejected() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is rejected. If it is rejected, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been rejected.
isResolved(){Boolean}inherited

isResolved() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is resolved. If it is resolved, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been resolved.
queryGraphics(){Promise<Collection<Graphic>>}
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.8

Returns all graphics available for drawing in the layer view as a collection.

Returns
Type Description
Promise<Collection<Graphic>> When resolved, a Collection of all graphics is returned.
Example
let layer = new GraphicsLayer();

// returns all the graphics from the layer view
view.whenLayerView(layer).then(function(layerView){
  layerView.watch("updating", function(val){
    if(!val){  // wait for the layer view to finish updating
      layerView.queryGraphics().then(function(results){
        console.log(results);  // prints the array of client-side graphics to the console
      });
    }
  });
});
removeHandles(groupKey)inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.25

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key or an array or collection of group keys to remove.

Example
obj.removeHandles(); // removes handles from default group

obj.removeHandles("handle-group");
obj.removeHandles("other-handle-group");
when(callback, errback){Promise}inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.6

when() may be leveraged once an instance of the class is created. This method takes two input parameters: a callback function and an errback function. The callback executes when the instance of the class loads. The errback executes if the instance of the class fails to load.

Parameters
callback Function
optional

The function to call when the promise resolves.

errback Function
optional

The function to execute when the promise fails.

Returns
Type Description
Promise Returns a new promise for the result of callback that may be used to chain additional functions.
Example
// Although this example uses MapView, any class instance that is a promise may use when() in the same way
let view = new MapView();
view.when(function(){
  // This function will execute once the promise is resolved
}, function(error){
  // This function will execute if the promise is rejected due to an error
});

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