LayerList

AMD: require(["esri/widgets/LayerList"], (LayerList) => { /* code goes here */ });
ESM: import LayerList from "@arcgis/core/widgets/LayerList";
Class: esri/widgets/LayerList
Inheritance: LayerList Widget Accessor
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.2

The LayerList widget provides a way to display a list of layers, and switch on/off their visibility. The ListItem API provides access to each layer's properties, allows the developer to configure actions related to the layer, and allows the developer to add content to the item related to the layer.

To hide layers in the map from the LayerList widget, you must set the listMode property on the desired layers to hide.

For information about gaining full control of widget styles, see the Styling topic.
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Example
let layerList = new LayerList({
  view: view
});
// Adds widget below other elements in the top left corner of the view
view.ui.add(layerList, {
  position: "top-left"
});

Constructors

new LayerList(properties)
Parameter
properties Object
optional

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

Example
// typical usage
let layerlist = new LayerList({
  view: view
});

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|HTMLElement

The ID or node representing the DOM element containing the widget.

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Widget
String

The name of the class.

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Accessor
String

The widget's default CSS icon class.

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LayerList
String

The unique ID assigned to the widget when the widget is created.

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Widget
String

The widget's default label.

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LayerList
ListItemCreatedHandler

A function that executes each time a ListItem is created.

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LayerList
Boolean

Indicates whether more than one list item may be selected by the user at a single time.

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LayerList
Collection<ListItem>

A collection of ListItems representing operational layers.

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LayerList
Collection<ListItem>

A collection of selected ListItems representing operational layers selected by the user.

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LayerList
Boolean

Indicates whether list items may be selected by the user.

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LayerList
MapView|SceneView

A reference to the MapView or SceneView.

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LayerList
LayerListViewModel

The view model for this widget.

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LayerList
Boolean

Indicates whether the widget is visible.

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VisibleElements

The visible elements that are displayed within the widget.

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LayerList

Property Details

The ID or node representing the DOM element containing the widget. This property can only be set once. The following examples are all valid use cases when working with widgets.

Examples
// Create the HTML div element programmatically at runtime and set to the widget's container
const basemapGallery = new BasemapGallery({
  view: view,
  container: document.createElement("div")
});

// Add the widget to the top-right corner of the view
view.ui.add(basemapGallery, {
  position: "top-right"
});
// Specify an already-defined HTML div element in the widget's container

const basemapGallery = new BasemapGallery({
  view: view,
  container: basemapGalleryDiv
});

// Add the widget to the top-right corner of the view
view.ui.add(basemapGallery, {
  position: "top-right"
});

// HTML markup
<body>
  <div id="viewDiv"></div>
  <div id="basemapGalleryDiv"></div>
</body>
// Specify the widget while adding to the view's UI
const basemapGallery = new BasemapGallery({
  view: view
});

// Add the widget to the top-right corner of the view
view.ui.add(basemapGallery, {
  position: "top-right"
});
declaredClass Stringreadonly inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7

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

iconClass String
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7

The widget's default CSS icon class.

The unique ID assigned to the widget when the widget is created. If not set by the developer, it will default to the container ID, or if that is not present then it will be automatically generated.

label String
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7

The widget's default label.

listItemCreatedFunction ListItemCreatedHandler
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.4

A function that executes each time a ListItem is created. Use this function to add actions and panels to list items, and to override the default settings of a list item. Actions can be added to list items using the actionsSections property of the ListItem.

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Example
let layerList = new LayerList({
  view: view,
  // executes for each ListItem in the LayerList
  listItemCreatedFunction: function (event) {

    // The event object contains properties of the
    // layer in the LayerList widget.

    let item = event.item;

    if (item.title === "US Demographics") {
      // open the list item in the LayerList
      item.open = true;
      // change the title to something more descriptive
      item.title = "Population by county";
      // set an action for zooming to the full extent of the layer
      item.actionsSections = [[{
        title: "Go to full extent",
        className: "esri-icon-zoom-out-fixed",
        id: "full-extent"
      }]];
    }
  }
});
multipleSelectionEnabled Boolean

Indicates whether more than one list item may be selected by the user at a single time. You must first set selectionEnabled to true for this property to have an effect on the widget.

Selected items are available in the selectedItems property.

Default Value:false
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Example
layerList.selectionEnabled = true;
layerList.multipleSelectionEnabled = true;
operationalItems Collection<ListItem>readonly

A collection of ListItems representing operational layers. To hide layers from the LayerList widget, set the listMode property on the layer(s) to hide.

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selectedItems Collection<ListItem>

A collection of selected ListItems representing operational layers selected by the user.

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selectionEnabled Boolean

Indicates whether list items may be selected by the user. Selected items may be reordered in the list by dragging gestures with the mouse or touch screen, or with arrow keys on the keyboard.

Selected items are available in the selectedItems property.

Default Value:false
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Example
layerList.selectionEnabled = true;

A reference to the MapView or SceneView. Set this to link the widget to a specific view.

viewModel LayerListViewModel

The view model for this widget. This is a class that contains all the logic (properties and methods) that controls this widget's behavior. See the LayerListViewModel class to access all properties and methods on the widget.

visible Boolean inherited

Indicates whether the widget is visible.

If false, the widget will no longer be rendered in the web document. This may affect the layout of other elements or widgets in the document. For example, if this widget is the first of three widgets associated to the upper right hand corner of the view UI, then the other widgets will reposition when this widget is made invisible. For more information, refer to the CSS display value of "none".

Default Value:true
Example
// Hides the widget in the view
widget.visible = false;
visibleElements VisibleElements
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.15

The visible elements that are displayed within the widget. This property provides the ability to turn individual elements of the widget's display on/off.

Example
layerList.visibleElements = {
  statusIndicators: false,
  errors: 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
String

A utility method used for building the value for a widget's class property.

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Widget

Destroys the widget instance.

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Widget
Boolean

Emits an event on the instance.

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Widget
Boolean

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

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Widget
Boolean

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

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Accessor
Boolean

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

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Widget
Boolean

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

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Widget
Boolean

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

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Widget
Object

Registers an event handler on the instance.

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Widget

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

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Widget

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Widget

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

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Accessor
Object

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Widget

Renders widget to the DOM immediately.

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Widget

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Widget

Triggers the trigger-action event and executes the given action or action toggle.

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LayerList
Promise

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

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Widget

Method Details

addHandles(handleOrHandles, groupKey)inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK 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.

classes(classNames){String}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7

A utility method used for building the value for a widget's class property. This aids in simplifying CSS class setup.

Parameter
classNames String|String[]|Object
repeatable

The class names.

Returns
Type Description
String The computed class name.
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Example
// .tsx syntax showing how to set CSS classes while rendering the widget

render() {
  const dynamicIconClasses = {
    [CSS.myIcon]: this.showIcon,
    [CSS.greyIcon]: !this.showIcon
  };

  return (
    <div class={classes(CSS.root, CSS.mixin, dynamicIconClasses)} />
  );
}
destroy()inherited

Destroys the widget instance.

emit(type, event){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.5

Emits an event on the instance. This method should only be used when creating subclasses of this class.

Parameters
type String

The name of the event.

event Object
optional

The event payload.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean true if a listener was notified
hasEventListener(type){Boolean}inherited

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
Type Description
Boolean Returns true if the class supports the input event.
hasHandles(groupKey){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK 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");
}
isFulfilled(){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

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
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

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
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

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.
on(type, listener){Object}inherited

Registers an event handler on the instance. Call this method to hook an event with a listener.

Parameters

An event or an array of events to listen for.

listener Function

The function to call when the event fires.

Returns
Type Description
Object Returns an event handler with a remove() method that should be called to stop listening for the event(s).
Property Type Description
remove Function When called, removes the listener from the event.
Example
view.on("click", function(event){
  // event is the event handle returned after the event fires.
  console.log(event.mapPoint);
});
own(handleOrHandles)inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.24

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

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

this.own(handle); // Handle gets removed when the widget is destroyed.
Parameter
handleOrHandles WatchHandle|WatchHandle[]

Handles marked for removal once the widget is destroyed.

postInitialize()inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. Executes after widget is ready for rendering.

removeHandles(groupKey)inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK 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");
render(){Object}inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. It must be implemented by subclasses for rendering.

Returns
Type Description
Object The rendered virtual node.
renderNow()inherited

Renders widget to the DOM immediately.

scheduleRender()inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. Schedules widget rendering. This method is useful for changes affecting the UI.

triggerAction(action, item)

Triggers the trigger-action event and executes the given action or action toggle.

Parameters

The action to execute.

item ListItem

An item associated with the action.

when(callback, errback){Promise}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

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.
Example
// Although this example uses the BasemapGallery widget, any class instance that is a promise may use when() in the same way
let bmGallery = new BasemapGallery();
bmGallery.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
});

Type Definitions

ListItemCreatedHandler(event)

Function definition for the listItemCreatedFunction property. See the example snippet in the listItemCreatedFunction documentation for more details.

Parameters
event Object

An object containing a list item created by the LayerList.

Specification
item ListItem

A list item created by the LayerList. You can modify the properties of this item to customize the text, actions, panel content, and visibility of the list item. See the documentation for the listItemCreatedFunction for more details.

VisibleElements

The visible elements that are displayed within the widget. This provides the ability to turn individual elements of the widget's display on/off.

Properties
statusIndicators Boolean
optional

Indicates whether the status indicators will be displayed. Default is true.

errors Boolean
optional

Since 4.25 Indicates whether layer load errors will be displayed. Default is false.

Event Overview

Name Type Summary Class
{action: ActionButton,ActionToggle,item: ListItem}

Fires after the user clicks on an action or action toggle inside the LayerList widget.

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Event Details

trigger-action

Fires after the user clicks on an action or action toggle inside the LayerList widget. This event may be used to define a custom function to execute when particular actions are clicked.

Properties

The action clicked by the user.

item ListItem

The ListItem associated with the action.

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