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GeometryBuilderTToGeometry Method

Returns a Geometry instance representing the current state of the builder

Namespace:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry
Assembly:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime (in Esri.ArcGISRuntime.dll) Version: 100.11.0
public virtual T ToGeometry()

Return Value

Type: T


Example Name: IdentifyGraphics

Display an alert message when a graphic is clicked.

Code example screen shot.

// Copyright 2016 Esri.
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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.Windows;
using System.Drawing;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.IdentifyGraphics
        name: "Identify graphics",
        category: "GraphicsOverlay",
        description: "Display an alert message when a graphic is clicked.",
        instructions: "Select a graphic to identify it. You will see an alert message displayed.",
        tags: new[] { "graphics", "identify" })]
    public partial class IdentifyGraphics
        // Graphics overlay to host graphics
        private GraphicsOverlay _polygonOverlay;

        public IdentifyGraphics()

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

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

            // Create graphics overlay with graphics

            // 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(

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

            // Create overlay to where graphics are shown
            _polygonOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

            // Add created overlay to the MapView

        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; // Return more than popups

                // Use the following method to identify graphics in a specific graphics overlay
                IdentifyGraphicsOverlayResult identifyResults = await MyMapView.IdentifyGraphicsOverlayAsync(

                // Check if we got results
                if (identifyResults.Graphics.Count > 0)
                    //  Display to the user the identify worked.
                    MessageBox.Show("Tapped on graphic", "");
            catch (Exception ex)
                MessageBox.Show(ex.ToString(), "Error");
<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.IdentifyGraphics.IdentifyGraphics"
        <esri:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
            <TextBlock Text="Tap to identify the graphic."
                       FontWeight="SemiBold" HorizontalAlignment="Center" />
See Also
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IdentifyGraphicsDisplay an alert message when a graphic is clicked.
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