ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET Samples

Feature layer query

FeatureLayer query


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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using Foundation;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using UIKit;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.FeatureLayerQuery
        "Feature layer query",
        "This sample demonstrates how to query a feature layer via feature table.",
        "The sample provides a search bar on the top, where you can input the name of a US State. When you hit search the app performs a query on the feature table and based on the result either highlights the state geometry or provides an error.")]
    public class FeatureLayerQuery : UIViewController
        // Constant holding offset where the MapView control should start
        private const int yPageOffset = 60;

        // Create and hold reference to the used MapView
        private MapView _myMapView = new MapView();

        // Create reference to service of US States
        private string _statesUrl = "";

        // Create globally available text box for easy referencing
        private UITextField _queryTextView;

        // Create button to invoke the query
        private UIButton _queryButton;

        // Create globally available feature table for easy referencing
        private ServiceFeatureTable _featureTable;

        // Create globally available feature layer for easy referencing
        private FeatureLayer _featureLayer;

        public FeatureLayerQuery()
            Title = "Feature layer query";

        public override void ViewDidLoad()

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

        public override void ViewDidLayoutSubviews()
            // Setup the visual frame for the MapView
            _myMapView.Frame = new CoreGraphics.CGRect(0, 0, View.Bounds.Width, View.Bounds.Height);

            // Setup the visual frame for the text field used in query
            _queryTextView.Frame = new CoreGraphics.CGRect(0, yPageOffset, View.Bounds.Width, 40);

            // Setup the visual frame for the button used to invoke query
            _queryButton.Frame = new CoreGraphics.CGRect(0, yPageOffset + 40, View.Bounds.Width, 40);


        private void Initialize()
            // Create new Map with basemap
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateTopographic());

            // Create and set initial map location
            MapPoint initialLocation = new MapPoint(
                -11000000, 5000000, SpatialReferences.WebMercator);
            myMap.InitialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(initialLocation, 100000000);

            // Create feature table using a url
            _featureTable = new ServiceFeatureTable(new Uri(_statesUrl));

            // Create feature layer using this feature table
            _featureLayer = new FeatureLayer(_featureTable);

            // Set the Opacity of the Feature Layer
            _featureLayer.Opacity = 0.6;

            // Create a new renderer for the States Feature Layer.
            SimpleLineSymbol lineSymbol = new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbolStyle.Solid, Color.Black, 1);
            SimpleFillSymbol fillSymbol = new SimpleFillSymbol(SimpleFillSymbolStyle.Solid, Color.Transparent, lineSymbol);
            _featureLayer.SelectionColor = Color.Cyan;
            _featureLayer.SelectionWidth = 4.0;

            // Set States feature layer renderer
            _featureLayer.Renderer = new SimpleRenderer(fillSymbol);

            // Add feature layer to the map

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

        private async void OnQueryClicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Remove any previous feature selections that may have been made

            // Begin query process
            await QueryStateFeature(_queryTextView.Text);

        private async Task QueryStateFeature(string stateName)
                // Hide keyboard

                // Create a query parameters that will be used to Query the feature table
                QueryParameters queryParams = new QueryParameters();

                // Trim whitespace on the state name to prevent broken queries
                String formattedStateName = stateName.Trim().ToUpper();

                // Construct and assign the where clause that will be used to query the feature table
                queryParams.WhereClause = "upper(STATE_NAME) LIKE '%" + formattedStateName + "%'";

                // Query the feature table
                FeatureQueryResult queryResult = await _featureTable.QueryFeaturesAsync(queryParams);

                // Cast the QueryResult to a List so the results can be interrogated.
                List<Feature> features = queryResult.ToList();

                if (features.Any())
                    // Create an envelope.
                    EnvelopeBuilder envBuilder = new EnvelopeBuilder(SpatialReferences.WebMercator);

                    // Loop over each feature from the query result.
                    foreach (Feature feature in features)
                        // Add the extent of each matching feature to the envelope.

                        // Select each feature.

                    // Zoom to the extent of the selected feature(s).
                    await _myMapView.SetViewpointGeometryAsync(envBuilder.ToGeometry(), 50);
                    var alert = new UIAlertView("State Not Found!", "Add a valid state name.", null, "OK", null);
            catch (Exception ex)
                var alert = new UIAlertView("Sample error", ex.ToString(), null, "OK", null);

        private void CreateLayout()
            // Create text view for query input
            _queryTextView = new UITextField();
            _queryTextView.Placeholder = "State name";
            _queryTextView.AdjustsFontSizeToFitWidth = true;
            _queryTextView.BackgroundColor = UIColor.White;
            // Allow pressing 'return' to dismiss the keyboard
            _queryTextView.ShouldReturn += (textField) => { textField.ResignFirstResponder(); return true; };

            // Create button to invoke the query
            _queryButton = new UIButton();
            _queryButton.SetTitle("Query", UIControlState.Normal);
            _queryButton.SetTitleColor(UIColor.Blue, UIControlState.Normal);
            _queryButton.BackgroundColor = UIColor.White;

            // Hook to touch event to do querying
            _queryButton.TouchUpInside += OnQueryClicked;

            // Add MapView to the page
            View.AddSubviews(_myMapView, _queryTextView, _queryButton);

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