ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET Samples

Identify graphics

Identify graphics


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using Android.App;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Widget;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System.Collections.Generic;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.IdentifyGraphics
        "Identify graphics",
        "This sample demonstrates how to identify graphics in a graphics overlay. When you tap on a graphic on the map, you will see an alert message displayed.",
    public class IdentifyGraphics : Activity
        // Create and hold reference to the used MapView
        private MapView _myMapView = new MapView();

        // Graphics overlay to host graphics
        private GraphicsOverlay _polygonOverlay;

        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)

            Title = "Identify graphics";

            // Create the UI, setup the control references and execute initialization 

        private void Initialize()
            // Create a map with 'Imagery with Labels' basemap and an initial location
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateTopographic());

            // Create graphics overlay with graphics

            _myMapView.GeoViewTapped += OnMapViewTapped;

            // Assign the map to the MapView
            _myMapView.Map = myMap;

        private void CreateOverlay()
            // Create polygon builder and add polygon corners into it
            PolygonBuilder builder = new PolygonBuilder(SpatialReferences.WebMercator);
            builder.AddPoint(new MapPoint(-20e5, 20e5));
            builder.AddPoint(new MapPoint(20e5, 20e5));
            builder.AddPoint(new MapPoint(20e5, -20e5));
            builder.AddPoint(new MapPoint(-20e5, -20e5));

            // Get geometry from the builder
            Polygon polygonGeometry = builder.ToGeometry();

            // Create symbol for the polygon
            SimpleFillSymbol polygonSymbol = new SimpleFillSymbol(

            // Create new graphic
            Graphic polygonGraphic = new Graphic(polygonGeometry, polygonSymbol);

            // Create overlay to where graphics are shown
            _polygonOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

            // Add created overlay to the MapView

        private async void OnMapViewTapped(object sender, GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
            var tolerance = 10d; // Use larger tolerance for touch
            var maximumResults = 1; // Only return one graphic  
            var onlyReturnPopups = false; // Don't only return popups

            // Use the following method to identify graphics in a specific graphics overlay
            IdentifyGraphicsOverlayResult identifyResults = await _myMapView.IdentifyGraphicsOverlayAsync(

            // Check if we got results
            if (identifyResults.Graphics.Count > 0)
                // Make sure that the UI changes are done in the UI thread
                RunOnUiThread(() =>
                    var alert = new AlertDialog.Builder(this);
                    alert.SetMessage("Tapped on graphic");

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

            // Add the map view to the layout

            // Show the layout in the app

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