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Delete features (feature service)

Delete features from a feature layer


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using Android.App;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Views;
using Android.Widget;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System;
using System.Linq;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.DeleteFeatures
    [Activity (ConfigurationChanges=Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.Orientation | Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.ScreenSize)]
        "Delete features (feature service)",
        "Delete features from a feature service.",
    public class DeleteFeatures : Activity
        // Hold a reference to the MapView.
        private MapView _myMapView;

        // URL to the feature service.
        private const string FeatureServiceUrl = "";

        // Hold a reference to the feature layer.
        private FeatureLayer _damageLayer;

        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)

            Title = "Delete features";


        private void Initialize()
            // Create the map with streets basemap.
            _myMapView.Map = new Map(Basemap.CreateStreets());

            // Create the feature table, referring to the Damage Assessment feature service.
            ServiceFeatureTable damageTable = new ServiceFeatureTable(new Uri(FeatureServiceUrl));

            // Create a feature layer to visualize the features in the table.
            _damageLayer = new FeatureLayer(damageTable);

            // Add the layer to the map.

            // Listen for user taps on the map - on tap, a callout will be shown.
            _myMapView.GeoViewTapped += MapView_Tapped;

            // Zoom to the United States.
            _myMapView.SetViewpointCenterAsync(new MapPoint(-10800000, 4500000, SpatialReferences.WebMercator), 3e7);

        private async void MapView_Tapped(object sender, GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
            // Clear any existing selection.

            // Dismiss any existing callouts.

                // Perform an identify to determine if a user tapped on a feature.
                IdentifyLayerResult identifyResult = await _myMapView.IdentifyLayerAsync(_damageLayer, e.Position, 8, false);

                // Do nothing if there are no results.
                if (!identifyResult.GeoElements.Any())

                // Otherwise, get the ID of the first result.
                long featureId = (long) identifyResult.GeoElements.First().Attributes["objectid"];

                // Get the feature by constructing a query and running it.
                QueryParameters qp = new QueryParameters();
                FeatureQueryResult queryResult = await _damageLayer.FeatureTable.QueryFeaturesAsync(qp);
                Feature tappedFeature = queryResult.First();

                // Select the feature.

                // Show the callout.
            catch (Exception ex)
                ShowMessage(ex.ToString(), "There was a problem.");

        private void ShowDeletionCallout(Feature tappedFeature)
            // Create a button for deleting the feature.
            Button deleteButton = new Button(this);
            deleteButton.Text = "Delete feature";

            // Handle button clicks.
            deleteButton.Click += (o, e) => { DeleteFeature(tappedFeature); };

            // Show the callout.
            _myMapView.ShowCalloutAt((MapPoint) tappedFeature.Geometry, deleteButton);

        private async void DeleteFeature(Feature featureToDelete)
            // Dismiss the callout.

                // Delete the feature.
                await _damageLayer.FeatureTable.DeleteFeatureAsync(featureToDelete);

                // Sync the change with the service.
                ServiceFeatureTable serviceTable = (ServiceFeatureTable) _damageLayer.FeatureTable;
                await serviceTable.ApplyEditsAsync();

                // Show a message confirming the deletion.
                ShowMessage($"Deleted feature with ID {featureToDelete.Attributes["objectid"]}", "Success!");
            catch (Exception ex)
                ShowMessage(ex.ToString(), "Couldn't delete feature");

        private void ShowMessage(string message, string title)
            // Display the message to the user.
            AlertDialog.Builder builder = new AlertDialog.Builder(this);

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

            // Create the MapView.
            _myMapView = new MapView();

            // Create the help label.
            TextView helpLabel = new TextView(this);
            helpLabel.Text = "Tap to select a feature for deletion.";
            helpLabel.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center;
            helpLabel.Gravity = GravityFlags.Center;

            // Add the help label to the layout.

            // Add the map view to the layout.

            // Show the layout in the app.

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