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Display layer view state

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Determine if a layer is currently being viewed.

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Use case

The view state includes information on the loading state of layers and whether layers are visible at a given scale. For example, you might change how a layer is displayed in a layer list to communicate whether it is being viewed in the map.

How to use the sample

Pan and zoom around in the map. Each layer's view status is displayed. Notice that some layers configured with a min and max scale change to "OutOfScale" at certain scales.

How it works

  1. Create an Map with some operational layers.
  2. Set the map on a MapView.
  3. Add an event handler for the LayerViewStateChanged event in the map view.

Relevant API

  • LayerViewStateChanged
  • LayerViewStateChangedEventArgs
  • Map
  • MapView

About the data

The map shows a tiled layer of world time zones, a map image layer of the census, and a feature layer of recreation services.


layer, map, status, view

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
      <RowDefinition Height="*" />
      <RowDefinition Height="150" />
    <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" Grid.Row="0"/>
    <ListView x:Name="layerStatusListView" Grid.Row="1">
          <TextCell Text="{Binding Message}"/>
// Copyright 2016 Esri.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.CompilerServices;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.DisplayLayerViewState
        name: "Display layer view state",
        category: "MapView",
        description: "Determine if a layer is currently being viewed.",
        instructions: "Pan and zoom around in the map. Each layer's view status is displayed. Notice that some layers configured with a min and max scale change to \"OutOfScale\" at certain scales.",
        tags: new[] { "layer", "map", "status", "view" })]
    public partial class DisplayLayerViewState : ContentPage
        // Reference to list of view status for each layer
        private List<LayerStatusModel> _layerStatusModels = new List<LayerStatusModel>();

        public DisplayLayerViewState()

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

        private void Initialize()
            // Create new Map
            Map myMap = new Map();

            // Create the uri for the tiled layer
            Uri tiledLayerUri = new Uri(

            // Create a tiled layer using url
            ArcGISTiledLayer tiledLayer = new ArcGISTiledLayer(tiledLayerUri)
                Name = "Tiled Layer"

            // Add the tiled layer to map

            // Create the uri for the ArcGISMapImage layer
            Uri imageLayerUri = new Uri(

            // Create ArcGISMapImage layer using a url
            ArcGISMapImageLayer imageLayer = new ArcGISMapImageLayer(imageLayerUri)
                Name = "Image Layer",

                // Set the visible scale range for the image layer
                MinScale = 40000000,
                MaxScale = 2000000

            // Add the image layer to map

            // Create Uri for feature layer
            Uri featureLayerUri = new Uri(

            // Create a feature layer using url
            FeatureLayer myFeatureLayer = new FeatureLayer(featureLayerUri)
                Name = "Feature Layer"

            // Add the feature layer to map

            // Create a mappoint the map should zoom to
            MapPoint mapPoint = new MapPoint(-11000000, 4500000, SpatialReferences.WebMercator);

            // Set the initial viewpoint for map
            myMap.InitialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(mapPoint, 50000000);

            // Initialize the model list with unknown status for each layer
            foreach (Layer layer in myMap.OperationalLayers)
                _layerStatusModels.Add(new LayerStatusModel(layer.Name, "Unknown"));

            // Set models list as a itemssource
            layerStatusListView.ItemsSource = _layerStatusModels;

            // Event for layer view state changed
            MyMapView.LayerViewStateChanged += OnLayerViewStateChanged;

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

        private void OnLayerViewStateChanged(object sender, LayerViewStateChangedEventArgs e)
            // State changed event is sent by a layer. In the list, find the layer which sends this event. 
            // If it exists then update the status
            LayerStatusModel model = _layerStatusModels.FirstOrDefault(l => l.LayerName == e.Layer.Name);
            if (model != null)
                model.LayerViewStatus = e.LayerViewState.Status.ToString();

        /// <summary>
        /// This is a custom class that holds information for layer name and status
        /// </summary>
        public class LayerStatusModel : INotifyPropertyChanged
            private string layerViewStatus;

            public string LayerName { get; private set; }

            public string LayerViewStatus
                get { return layerViewStatus; }
                set { layerViewStatus = value; NotifyPropertyChanged(); NotifyPropertyChanged("Message"); }

            public string Message {  get { return LayerName + " - " + LayerViewStatus; } }

            public LayerStatusModel(string layerName, string layerStatus)
                LayerName = layerName;
                LayerViewStatus = layerStatus;

            public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;

            private void NotifyPropertyChanged([CallerMemberName] string propertyName = "")
                if (PropertyChanged != null)
                    PropertyChanged(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs(propertyName));