Access features with pointer events

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This sample shows how to use the hitTest() method on the MapView to access features in a FeatureLayer. This is done by setting up a pointer-move event handler on the view and passing the returned screen x, y coordinates to the hitTest() method of the view, along with additional options to only include graphics from the FeatureLayer. A promise is returned, which resolves to an array of objects containing any features from the FeatureLayer. If a feature is returned, then the sample displays an information pertaining to this feature.

             
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view.on("pointer-move", function(event) {
  // only include graphics from hurricanesLayer in the hitTest
  const opts = {
    include: hurricanesLayer
  }
  view.hitTest(event, opts).then(function(response) {
    // check if a feature is returned from the hurricanesLayer
    if (response.results.length) {
      const graphic = response.results[0].graphic;
      // do something with the graphic
    }
  });
});

The sample displays hurricane paths. Click any line segment to view some of its attributes and assign the same symbol to all line segments with the same storm name.

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