CIMSymbol

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This sample demonstrates how to style Point graphics on GraphicsLayer with CIMSymbol.

The app uses SketchViewModel to allow users to add new Graphics. Users could choose to use number or letter to represent the new Graphics by choosing the corresponding tool from the top-right toolbar. The following snippet shows how graphics are added to the map.

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// called when sketchViewModel's create-complete event is fired.
function addGraphic(event) {
  if (event.state === "complete") {
    const cimSymbol = {
      type: "cim",
      // get JSON data defining CIMSymbolReference
      data: getCIMSymbolData()
    };
    graphicsLayer.remove(event.graphic);
    const newGraphic = new Graphic({
      geometry: event.graphic.geometry,
      attributes: {
        // used to define the text string in the symbol
        text: pointType === "number" ? String(numberIndex++) : String.fromCharCode(64 + letterIndex++)
      },
      symbol: cimSymbol
    });
    graphicsLayer.add(newGraphic);
    sketchViewModel.create("point");
  }
}

The CIMSymbol uses a PrimitiveOverride to update the value of the textString property based on the text attribute of the graphic.

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  ...
  type: "CIMSymbolReference",
  primitiveOverrides: [
    {
      type: "CIMPrimitiveOverride",
      // primitiveName must match the primitiveName on the symbol layer or
      //   marker graphic that contains the property you want to override
      primitiveName: "textGraphic",
      propertyName: "TextString", // name of the property to override
      valueExpressionInfo: {
        type: "CIMExpressionInfo",
        title: "Custom",
        expression: "$feature.text",
        returnType: "Default"
      }
    }
  ],
  ...

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