Display a shapefile with custom symbology.
Feature layers created from shapefiles do not possess any rendering information, and will be assigned with a default symbology. You can apply custom styling to ensure that the content is visible and usable in the context of a specific map. For example, you could use this to visually differentiate between features originating from two different shapefiles, by applying a blue color to one, and a red color to the other.
Tap the button to apply a new symbology renderer to the feature layer created from the shapefile.
- Create a
ShapefileFeatureTable, providing the path to a shapefile.
- Create a
FeatureLayerand associate it with the
- Create a
SimpleRendererto override the default symbology. The simple renderer takes a symbol and applies that to all features in a layer.
- Apply the renderer to the
FeatureLayerby setting the renderer.
This sample downloads the following items from ArcGIS Online automatically:
- Aurora_CO_shp.zip - Shapefiles that cover Aurora Colorado: Public art (points), Bike trails (lines), and Subdivisions (polygons).
This sample displays a shapefile containing subdivisions in Aurora, CO.
While shapefiles contain no rendering information, other data sources such as Service Feature Tables or Geodatabase Feature Tables can contain such information. As a result, the rendering properties of the other data sources can be pre-defined by the author.
package, shape file, shapefile, symbology, visualization
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