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Identify graphics

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Display an alert message when a graphic is clicked.

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Use case

A user may wish to select a graphic on a map to view relevant information about it.

How to use the sample

Select a graphic to identify it. You will see an alert message displayed.

How it works

  1. Create a GraphicsOverlay and add it to the MapView.
  2. Add a Graphic along with a SimpleFillSymbol to the graphics overlay.
  3. Create a Point from the location clicked on the map view by the user.
  4. Identify the graphic on the map view with IdentifyGraphicsOverlayAsync(graphicsOverlay, pointClicked, tolerance, max results).

Relevant API

  • Graphic
  • GraphicsOverlay
  • MapView

Tags

graphics, identify

Sample Code

<UserControl
    x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.IdentifyGraphics.IdentifyGraphics"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
    xmlns:esriUI="using:Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls"
    mc:Ignorable="d"
    d:DesignHeight="300"
    d:DesignWidth="400">
    <Grid>
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
            <TextBlock Text="Tap to identify the graphic."
                       TextAlignment="Center" TextWrapping="Wrap" FontWeight="SemiBold" />
        </Border>
    </Grid>
</UserControl>
// Copyright 2016 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: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
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using System;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System.Drawing;
using Windows.UI.Popups;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.IdentifyGraphics
{
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.Sample(
        "Identify graphics",
        "GraphicsOverlay",
        "This sample demonstrates how to identify graphics in a graphics overlay. When you tap on a graphic on the map, you will see an alert message displayed.",
        "")]
    public sealed partial class IdentifyGraphics
    {
        // Graphics overlay to host graphics
        private GraphicsOverlay _polygonOverlay;

        public IdentifyGraphics()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            // Create the UI, setup the control references and execute initialization 
            Initialize();
        }

        private void Initialize()
        {
            // Create a map with 'Imagery with Labels' basemap and an initial location
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateTopographic());

            // Create graphics overlay with graphics
            CreateOverlay();

            // Hook into tapped event
            MyMapView.GeoViewTapped += OnMapViewTapped;

            // Assign the map to the MapView
            MyMapView.Map = myMap;
        }

        private void CreateOverlay()
        {
            // Create polygon builder and add polygon corners into it
            PolygonBuilder builder = new PolygonBuilder(SpatialReferences.WebMercator);
            builder.AddPoint(new MapPoint(-20e5, 20e5));
            builder.AddPoint(new MapPoint(20e5, 20e5));
            builder.AddPoint(new MapPoint(20e5, -20e5));
            builder.AddPoint(new MapPoint(-20e5, -20e5));

            // Get geometry from the builder
            Polygon polygonGeometry = builder.ToGeometry();

            // Create symbol for the polygon
            SimpleFillSymbol polygonSymbol = new SimpleFillSymbol(
                SimpleFillSymbolStyle.Solid,
                Color.Yellow,
                null);

            // Create new graphic
            Graphic polygonGraphic = new Graphic(polygonGeometry, polygonSymbol);

            // Create overlay to where graphics are shown
            _polygonOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay();
            _polygonOverlay.Graphics.Add(polygonGraphic);

            // Add created overlay to the MapView
            MyMapView.GraphicsOverlays.Add(_polygonOverlay);
        }

        private async void OnMapViewTapped(object sender, GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
        {
            double tolerance = 10d; // Use larger tolerance for touch
            int maximumResults = 1; // Only return one graphic  
            bool onlyReturnPopups = false; // Don't return only popups

            try
            {
                // Use the following method to identify graphics in a specific graphics overlay
                IdentifyGraphicsOverlayResult identifyResults = await MyMapView.IdentifyGraphicsOverlayAsync(
                    _polygonOverlay,
                    e.Position,
                    tolerance, 
                    onlyReturnPopups, 
                    maximumResults);

                // Check if we got results
                if (identifyResults.Graphics.Count > 0)
                { 
                    //  Display to the user the identify worked.
                    await new MessageDialog("Tapped on graphic", "").ShowAsync();
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                await new MessageDialog(ex.ToString(), "Error").ShowAsync();
            }
        }
    }
}