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Open scene (portal item)

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Open a web scene from a portal item.

Image of open a scene portal item

Use case

A scene is symbolized geospatial content that allows you to visualize and analyze geographic information in an intuitive and interactive 3D environment. Web scenes are an ArcGIS format for storing scenes in ArcGIS Online or portal. Scenes can be used to visualize a complex 3D environment like a city.

How to use the sample

When the sample opens, it will automatically display the scene from ArcGIS Online. Pan and zoom to explore the scene.

How it works

To open a web scene from a portal item:

  1. Create a PortalItem with an item ID pointing to a web scene.
  2. Create a Scene passing in the portal item.
  3. Set the scene to a SceneView to display it.

About the data

This sample uses a Berlin, Germany scene hosted on ArcGIS Online.

Relevant API

  • PortalItem
  • Scene
  • SceneView


portal, scene, web scene

Sample Code

        <esriUI:SceneView x:Name="MySceneView" />
// Copyright 2018 Esri.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Portal;
using System;
using Windows.UI.Popups;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.OpenScenePortalItem
        name: "Open scene (portal item)",
        category: "Scene",
        description: "Open a web scene from a portal item.",
        instructions: "When the sample opens, it will automatically display the scene from ArcGIS Online. Pan and zoom to explore the scene.",
        tags: new[] { "portal", "scene", "web scene" })]
    public partial class OpenScenePortalItem
        // Hold the ID of the portal item, which is a web scene.
        private const string ItemId = "31874da8a16d45bfbc1273422f772270";

        public OpenScenePortalItem()

            // Setup the control references and execute initialization.
        private async void Initialize()
                // Try to load the default portal, which will be ArcGIS Online.
                ArcGISPortal portal = await ArcGISPortal.CreateAsync();

                // Create the portal item.
                PortalItem websceneItem = await PortalItem.CreateAsync(portal, ItemId);

                // Create and show the scene.
                MySceneView.Scene = new Scene(websceneItem);
            catch (Exception e)
                await new MessageDialog(e.ToString(), "Error").ShowAsync();