ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET Samples

Feature layer time offset

Time offset applied to a feature layer


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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using Foundation;
using System;
using UIKit;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.FeatureLayerTimeOffset
        "Feature layer time offset",
        "This sample demonstrates how to show data from the same service side-by-side with a time offset. This allows for the comparison of data over time.",
    public class FeatureLayerTimeOffset : UIViewController
        // Create and hold reference to the UI controls
        private MapView _myMapView = new MapView();

        private UILabel _redLabel = new UILabel() { Text = "Red hurricanes offset 10 days", TextColor = UIColor.Red };
        private UILabel _blueLabel = new UILabel() { Text = "Blue hurricanes not offset", TextColor = UIColor.Blue };
        private UILabel _timeLabel = new UILabel() { TextColor = UIColor.Black };
        private UISlider _timeSlider = new UISlider() { MinValue = 0, MaxValue = 1 };
        private UIStackView _stackView = new UIStackView();

        // Hold the feature layer URI
        private Uri _featureLayerUri = new Uri("");

        // Hold a reference to the original time extent
        private TimeExtent _originalExtent;

        public FeatureLayerTimeOffset()
            Title = "Feature layer time offset";

        public override void ViewDidLoad()

        public override void ViewDidLayoutSubviews()
            nfloat topHeight = NavigationController.TopLayoutGuide.Length + 60;

            // Setup the visual frames for the MapView and StackView
            _myMapView.Frame = new CoreGraphics.CGRect(0, 0, View.Bounds.Width, View.Bounds.Height);
            _stackView.Frame = new CoreGraphics.CGRect(0, topHeight, View.Bounds.Width, 150);


        private async void Initialize()
            // Create new Map
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateOceans());

            // Create the hurricanes feature layer once
            FeatureLayer noOffsetLayer = new FeatureLayer(_featureLayerUri);

            // Apply a blue dot renderer to distinguish hurricanes without offsets
            SimpleMarkerSymbol blueDot = new SimpleMarkerSymbol(SimpleMarkerSymbolStyle.Circle, System.Drawing.Color.Blue, 10);
            noOffsetLayer.Renderer = new SimpleRenderer(blueDot);

            // Add the non-offset layer to the map

            // Create the offset hurricanes feature layer
            FeatureLayer withOffsetLayer = new FeatureLayer(_featureLayerUri);

            // Apply a red dot renderer to distinguish these hurricanes from the non-offset hurricanes
            SimpleMarkerSymbol redDot = new SimpleMarkerSymbol(SimpleMarkerSymbolStyle.Circle, System.Drawing.Color.Red, 10);
            withOffsetLayer.Renderer = new SimpleRenderer(redDot);

            // Apply the time offset (red hurricane dots will be from 10 days before the current extent)
            withOffsetLayer.TimeOffset = new TimeValue(10, Esri.ArcGISRuntime.ArcGISServices.TimeUnit.Days);

            // Add the layer to the map

            // Apply the Map to the MapView
            _myMapView.Map = myMap;

            // Ensure the no offset layer is loaded
            await noOffsetLayer.LoadAsync();

            // Store a reference to the original time extent
            _originalExtent = noOffsetLayer.FullTimeExtent;

            // Update the time extent set on the map

        private void CreateLayout()
            nfloat topHeight = NavigationController.TopLayoutGuide.Length + 60;

            //set up UIStackView for laying out controls
            _stackView = new UIStackView(new CoreGraphics.CGRect(0, topHeight, View.Bounds.Width, 150));
            _stackView.Axis = UILayoutConstraintAxis.Vertical;
            _stackView.Alignment = UIStackViewAlignment.Fill;
            _stackView.Distribution = UIStackViewDistribution.FillProportionally;
            _stackView.BackgroundColor = UIColor.Gray;

            // Add the views to the UIStackView

            // Add MapView to the page

            // Add UIStackView to the page

            // Subscribe to slider value change notifications
            _timeSlider.ValueChanged += _timeSlider_ValueChanged;

        private void _timeSlider_ValueChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)

        private void UpdateTimeExtent()
            // Get the value of the slider
            double value = _timeSlider.Value;

            // Calculate the number of days that value corresponds to
            // 1. Get the interval
            TimeSpan interval = _originalExtent.EndTime - _originalExtent.StartTime;

            // 2. Store the interval as days
            double days = interval.TotalDays;

            // 3. Scale the interval by the value from the slider
            double desiredInterval = value * days;

            // 4. Create a new TimeSpan
            TimeSpan newOffset = new TimeSpan((int)desiredInterval, 0, 0, 0);

            // Determine the new starting offset
            DateTime newStart = _originalExtent.StartTime.DateTime.Add(newOffset);

            // Determine the new ending offset
            DateTime newEnd = newStart.AddDays(10);

            // Reset the new DateTimeOffset if it is outside of the extent
            if (newEnd > _originalExtent.EndTime)
                newEnd = _originalExtent.EndTime.DateTime;

            // Do nothing if out of bounds
            if (newEnd < newStart) { return; }

            // Apply the new extent
            _myMapView.TimeExtent = new TimeExtent(newStart, newEnd);

            // Update the label
            _timeLabel.Text = String.Format("{0} - {1}", newStart.ToString("d"), newEnd.ToString("d"));

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