Honor mobile map package expiration date

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Access the expiration information of an expired mobile map package.

Honor mobile map package expiration date

Use case

The data contained within a mobile map package (MMPK) may only be relevant for a fixed period of time. Using ArcGIS Pro, the author of an MMPK can set an expiration date to ensure the user is aware the data is out of date.

As long as the author of an MMPK has set an expiration date, the expiration date can be read even if the MMPK has not yet expired. For example, developers could also use this API to warn app users that an MMPK may be expiring soon.

How to use the sample

Load the sample. The author of the MMPK used in this sample chose to set the MMPK's map as still readable, even if it's expired. The sample presents expiration information to the user.

How it works

  1. Create a MobileMapPackage passing in the path to the mobile map package's location on the device.
  2. Load the mobile map package.
  3. Present Expiration information to the user with:
  4. Use Expiration.Message to get the expiration message set by the author of the MMPK.
  5. Use Expiration.DateTime to get the expiration date set by the author of the MMPK.

Relevant API

  • Expiration
  • MobileMapPackage

Offline Data

The mobile map package is available in ArcGIS Online. The map shows rivers in Scotland with unique annotation.

Tags

expiration, mmpk

Sample Code

HonorMobileMapPackageExpiration.cs
                                                                                                                       
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// Copyright 2019 Esri.
//
// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
//
// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an
// "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific
// language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

using Android.App;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Widget;
using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System;
using System.Linq;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.HonorMobileMapPackageExpiration
{
    [Activity(ConfigurationChanges = Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.Orientation | Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.ScreenSize)]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.Sample(
        name: "Honor mobile map package expiration date",
        category: "Map",
        description: "Access the expiration information of an expired mobile map package.",
        instructions: "Load the sample. The author of the MMPK used in this sample chose to set the MMPK's map as still readable, even if it's expired. The sample presents expiration information to the user.",
        tags: new[] { "expiration", "mmpk", "Featured" })]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.OfflineData("174150279af74a2ba6f8b87a567f480b")]
    public class HonorMobileMapPackageExpiration : Activity
    {
        // Hold references to the UI controls.
        private MapView _myMapView;
        private TextView _expirationLabel;

        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)
        {
            base.OnCreate(bundle);

            Title = "Honor mobile map package expiration date";

            CreateLayout();
            Initialize();
        }

        private async void Initialize()
        {
            try
            {
                // Path to the mobile map package.
                string mobileMapPackagePath = DataManager.GetDataFolder("174150279af74a2ba6f8b87a567f480b", "LothianRiversAnno.mmpk");

                // Create a mobile map package.
                MobileMapPackage mobileMapPackage = new MobileMapPackage(mobileMapPackagePath);

                // Load the mobile map package.
                await mobileMapPackage.LoadAsync();

                // Check if the map package is expired.
                if (mobileMapPackage.Expiration?.IsExpired == true)
                {
                    // Get the expiration of the mobile map package.
                    Expiration expiration = mobileMapPackage.Expiration;

                    // Get the expiration message.
                    string expirationMessage = expiration.Message;

                    // Get the expiration date.
                    string expirationDate = expiration.DateTime.ToString("F");

                    // Set the expiration message.
                    _expirationLabel.Text = $"{expirationMessage}\nExpiration date: {expirationDate}";

                    // Check if the map is accessible after expiration.
                    if (expiration.Type == ExpirationType.AllowExpiredAccess && mobileMapPackage.Maps.Count > 0)
                    {
                        // Set the mapview to the map from the mobile map package.
                        _myMapView.Map = mobileMapPackage.Maps[0];
                    }
                    else if (expiration.Type == ExpirationType.PreventExpiredAccess)
                    {
                        new AlertDialog.Builder(this).SetMessage("The author of this mobile map package has disallowed access after the expiration date.").SetTitle("Error").Show();
                    }
                }
                else if (mobileMapPackage.Maps.Any())
                {
                    // Set the mapview to the map from the mobile map package.
                    _myMapView.Map = mobileMapPackage.Maps[0];
                }
                else
                {
                    new AlertDialog.Builder(this).SetMessage("Failed to load the mobile map package.").SetTitle("Error").Show();
                }
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
            }
        }

        private void CreateLayout()
        {
            // Create a new vertical layout for the app.
            var layout = new LinearLayout(this) { Orientation = Orientation.Vertical };

            _expirationLabel = new TextView(this)
            {
                TextSize = 20
            };
            layout.AddView(_expirationLabel);

            // Add the map view to the layout.
            _myMapView = new MapView(this);
            layout.AddView(_myMapView);

            // Show the layout in the app.
            SetContentView(layout);
        }
    }
}

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