Display scene

Demonstrates how to display a scene with an elevation data source. An elevation data source allows objects to be viewed in 3D, like this picture of Mt. Everest.

Display a scene


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

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.DisplayScene
    public class DisplayScene : Activity
        // Create a new SceneView control
        private SceneView _mySceneView = new SceneView();

        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)

            Title = "Display scene";

            // Execute initialization 

        private void Initialize()
            // Create a new scene
            Scene myScene = new Scene();

            // Crate a new base map using the static/shared create imagery method
            Basemap myBaseMap = Basemap.CreateImagery();

            // Add the imagery basemap to the scene's base map property
            myScene.Basemap = myBaseMap;

            // Add scene (with an imagery basemap) to the scene view's scene property
            _mySceneView.Scene = myScene;

            // Create a new surface
            Surface mySurface = new Surface();

            // Define the string that points to the elevation image service
            string myElevationImageService = "http://elevation3d.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/WorldElevation3D/Terrain3D/ImageServer";

            // Create a Uri from the elevation image service string
            Uri myUri = new Uri(myElevationImageService);

            // Create an ArcGIS tiled elevation 
            ArcGISTiledElevationSource myArcGISTiledElevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource();

            // Set the ArcGIS tiled elevation sources property to the Uri of the elevation image service
            myArcGISTiledElevationSource.Source = myUri;

            // Add the ArcGIS tiled elevation source to the surface's elevated sources collection

            // Set the scene's base surface to the surface with the ArcGIS tiled elevation source
            myScene.BaseSurface = mySurface;

            // Create camera with an initial camera position (Mount Everest in the Alps mountains)
            Camera myCamera = new Camera(28.4, 83.9, 10010.0, 10.0, 80.0, 300.0);

            // Set the scene view's camera position

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

            // Add the scene view to the layout

            // Show the layout in the app

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