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Add features

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Add features to a feature layer.

Image of adding features

Use case

An end-user performing a survey may want to add features to the map during the course of their work.

How to use the sample

Click on a location on the map to add a feature at that location.

How it works

A Feature instance is added to a ServiceFeatureTable which then pushes that new feature to the server.

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable from a URL.
  2. Create a FeatureLayer derived from the ServiceFeatureTable instance.
  3. Create a Feature with attributes and a location using the ServiceFeatureTable.
  4. Add the Feature to the ServiceFeatureTable.
  5. Apply edits to the ServiceFeatureTable which will upload the new feature to the online service.

Relevant API

  • Feature
  • FeatureEditResult
  • FeatureLayer
  • ServiceFeatureTable


edit, feature, online service

Sample Code

        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
            <TextBlock Text="Tap to add features."
                       FontWeight="SemiBold" />
// Copyright 2019 Esri.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System;
using Windows.UI.Popups;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.AddFeatures
        name: "Add features",
        category: "Data",
        description: "Add features to a feature layer.",
        instructions: "Click on a location on the map to add a feature at that location.",
        tags: new[] { "edit", "feature", "online service" })]
    public partial class AddFeatures
        // URL to the feature service.
        private const string FeatureServiceUrl = "";

        // Hold a reference to the feature table.
        private ServiceFeatureTable _damageFeatureTable;

        public AddFeatures()

        private void Initialize()
            // Create the map with streets basemap.
            MyMapView.Map = new Map(Basemap.CreateStreets());

            // Create the feature table, referring to the Damage Assessment feature service.
            _damageFeatureTable = new ServiceFeatureTable(new Uri(FeatureServiceUrl));

            // Create a feature layer to visualize the features in the table.
            FeatureLayer damageLayer = new FeatureLayer(_damageFeatureTable);

            // Add the layer to the map.

            // Listen for user taps on the map - this will select the feature.
            MyMapView.GeoViewTapped += MapView_Tapped;

            // Zoom to the United States.
            MyMapView.SetViewpointCenterAsync(new MapPoint(-10800000, 4500000, SpatialReferences.WebMercator), 3e7);

        private async void MapView_Tapped(object sender, GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
                // Create the feature.
                ArcGISFeature feature = (ArcGISFeature) _damageFeatureTable.CreateFeature();

                // Get the normalized geometry for the tapped location and use it as the feature's geometry.
                MapPoint tappedPoint = (MapPoint) GeometryEngine.NormalizeCentralMeridian(e.Location);
                feature.Geometry = tappedPoint;

                // Set feature attributes.
                feature.SetAttributeValue("typdamage", "Minor");
                feature.SetAttributeValue("primcause", "Earthquake");

                // Add the feature to the table.
                await _damageFeatureTable.AddFeatureAsync(feature);

                // Apply the edits to the service.
                await _damageFeatureTable.ApplyEditsAsync();

                // Update the feature to get the updated objectid - a temporary ID is used before the feature is added.

                // Confirm feature addition.
                await new MessageDialog($"Created feature {feature.Attributes["objectid"]}", "Success!").ShowAsync();
            catch (Exception ex)
                await new MessageDialog(ex.ToString(), "Error adding feature").ShowAsync();