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Display draw status

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Get the draw status of your map view or scene view to know when all layers in the map or scene have finished drawing.


Use case

You may want to display a loading indicator while layers are loading, which could then be removed on DrawStatus.Completed.

How to use the sample

Pan and zoom to see drawing status changes.

How it works

  1. Create a MapView and subscribe to the DrawStatusChanged event.
  2. Inspect the draw status property in the event handler to determine draw status.

Relevant API

  • Map
  • DrawStatus
  • MapView


MapViews, SceneViews and UI

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="myMapView" Style="{StaticResource MapWithFormStyle}" ViewInsets="0" />
        <sampleViewer:ResponsiveFormContainer x:Name="FormContainer">
                <Label Text="Pan and zoom to see drawing status changes." Style="{StaticResource LabelStyle}" />
                <ActivityIndicator x:Name="activityIndicator" Color="Black" />
// Copyright 2016 Esri.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using System;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.DisplayDrawingStatus
        "Display drawing status",
        "This sample demonstrates how to use the DrawStatus value of the MapView to notify user that the MapView is drawing.",
    public partial class DisplayDrawingStatus : ContentPage
        public DisplayDrawingStatus()

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

        private void Initialize()
            // Hook up the DrawStatusChanged event
            myMapView.DrawStatusChanged += OnDrawStatusChanged;

            // Create new Map with basemap
            Map myMap = new Map(BasemapType.Topographic, 34.056, -117.196, 4);

            // Create uri to the used feature service
            Uri serviceUri = new Uri(

            // Initialize a new feature layer
            ServiceFeatureTable myFeatureTable = new ServiceFeatureTable(serviceUri);
            FeatureLayer myFeatureLayer = new FeatureLayer(myFeatureTable);

            // Add the feature layer to the Map

            // Provide used Map to the MapView
            myMapView.Map = myMap;

        private void OnDrawStatusChanged(object sender, DrawStatusChangedEventArgs e)
            // Make sure that the UI changes are done in the UI thread
            Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread(() =>
                // Show the activity indicator if the map is drawing
                if (e.Status == DrawStatus.InProgress)
                    activityIndicator.IsVisible = true;
                    activityIndicator.IsRunning = true;
                    activityIndicator.IsRunning = false;
                    activityIndicator.IsVisible = false;