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Style WMS layers

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Discover available styles and apply them to WMS sublayers.

How to use the sample

Use the buttons to switch between styles.

How it works

This sample examines the WMS layer's sublayers and checks the sublayer info for a list of available styles. The CurrentStyle is then set on the WMS sublayer.

Relevant API

  • WmsSublayerInfo
  • WmsLayer.Sublayers
  • WmsSublayerInfo.Styles
  • WmsSublayer.CurrentStyle

About the data

This sample uses a public service managed by the State of Minnesota and provides composite imagery for the state and the surrounding areas.


WMS, styles, imagery

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
            <RowDefinition Height="*" />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                Text="Choose a style"
                HorizontalTextAlignment="Center" />
        <Button x:Name="FirstStyleButton"
                Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0"
                Clicked="FirstStyleButton_Clicked" />
        <Button x:Name="SecondStyleButton"
                Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1"
                Text="Contrast stretch"
                Clicked="SecondStyleButton_Clicked" />
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"
                        Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" />
// Copyright 2018 Esri.
// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at:
// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Diagnostics;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.StyleWmsLayer
        "Style WMS layers",
        "This sample demonstrates how to select from the available styles on WMS sublayers. ",
        "Click to select from one of the two pre-set styles.")]
    public partial class StyleWmsLayer
        // Hold the URL to the service, which has satellite imagery covering the state of Minnesota. 
        private Uri _wmsUrl = new Uri("");

        // Hold a list of uniquely-identifying WMS layer names to display.
        private List<String> _wmsLayerNames = new List<string> { "mncomp" };

        // Hold a reference to the layer to enable re-styling.
        private WmsLayer _mnWmsLayer;

        public StyleWmsLayer()

            // Execute initialization.

        private async void InitializeAsync()
                // Create a map with spatial reference appropriate for the service.
                Map myMap = new Map(SpatialReference.Create(26915)) {MinScale = 7000000.0};

                // Create a new WMS layer displaying the specified layers from the service.
                // The default styles are chosen by default.
                _mnWmsLayer = new WmsLayer(_wmsUrl, _wmsLayerNames);

                // Wait for the layer to load.
                await _mnWmsLayer.LoadAsync();

                // Center the map on the layer's contents.
                myMap.InitialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(_mnWmsLayer.FullExtent);

                // Add the layer to the map.

                // Add the map to the view.
                MyMapView.Map = myMap;

                // Enable the buttons.
                FirstStyleButton.IsEnabled = true;
                SecondStyleButton.IsEnabled = true;
            catch (Exception ex)
                await Application.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Error", ex.ToString(), "OK");

        private void FirstStyleButton_Clicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Get the available styles from the first sublayer.
            IReadOnlyList<string> styles = _mnWmsLayer.Sublayers[0].SublayerInfo.Styles;

            // Apply the first style to the first sublayer.
            _mnWmsLayer.Sublayers[0].CurrentStyle = styles[0];

        private void SecondStyleButton_Clicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Get the available styles from the first sublayer.
            IReadOnlyList<string> styles = _mnWmsLayer.Sublayers[0].SublayerInfo.Styles;

            // Apply the second style to the first sublayer.
            _mnWmsLayer.Sublayers[0].CurrentStyle = styles[1];