Feature layer (shapefile)

This sample demonstrates how to open a shapefile stored on the device and display it as a feature layer with default symbology.

Feature layer from a shapefile dataset


The shapefile will be downloaded from an ArcGIS Online portal automatically.


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using Android.App;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Widget;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System.IO;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.FeatureLayerShapefile
    public class FeatureLayerShapefile : Activity
        private MapView _myMapView;

        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)

            Title = "Feature layer (shapefile)";

            // Download (if necessary) and add a local shapefile dataset to the map

        private async void Initialize()
            // Create a new map to display in the map view with a streets basemap
            _myMapView.Map = new Map(Basemap.CreateStreets());

            // Get the path to the downloaded shapefile
            string filepath = await GetShapefilePath();

            // Open the shapefile
            ShapefileFeatureTable myShapefile = await ShapefileFeatureTable.OpenAsync(filepath);

            // Create a feature layer to display the shapefile
            FeatureLayer newFeatureLayer = new FeatureLayer(myShapefile);

            // Add the feature layer to the map

            // Zoom the map to the extent of the shapefile
            await _myMapView.SetViewpointGeometryAsync(newFeatureLayer.FullExtent);

        private async Task<string> GetShapefilePath()
            // This code assumes that you have already installed the file at the specified path.
	    // For more information and examples of using offline data, see https://github.com/Esri/arcgis-runtime-samples-dotnet/wiki/Offline-Data
	    // The referenced item can be found at http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=d98b3e5293834c5f852f13c569930caa
	    return Path.Combine(System.Environment.GetFolderPath(System.Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData), "Public_Art.shp" );

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

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

            // Show the layout in the app

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