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LocatorTaskGeocodeAsync Method (String)

Executes a geocoding operation to find location candidates for a given address.

Namespace:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.Geocoding
Assembly:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime (in Esri.ArcGISRuntime.dll) Version: 100.11.0
public Task<IReadOnlyList<GeocodeResult>> GeocodeAsync(
	string searchText


Type: SystemString
The address for which to find location candidates.

Return Value

Type: TaskIReadOnlyListGeocodeResult
A task that represents the asynchronous geocoding operation. The value of the task result contains a read-only collection of GeocodeResult objects.


Example Name: OfflineGeocode

Geocode addresses to locations and reverse geocode locations to addresses offline.

Code example screen shot.

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using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.Geocoding;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.OfflineGeocode
        name: "Offline geocode",
        category: "Search",
        description: "Geocode addresses to locations and reverse geocode locations to addresses offline.",
        instructions: "Type the address in the Search menu option or select from the list to `Geocode` the address and view the result on the map. Tap the location you want to reverse geocode. Tap the pin to see the full address.",
        tags: new[] { "geocode", "geocoder", "locator", "offline", "package", "query", "search" })]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.OfflineData("1330ab96ac9c40a49e59650557f2cd63", "344e3b12368543ef84045ef9aa3c32ba")]
    public partial class OfflineGeocode
        // Addresses for suggestion.
        private readonly string[] _addresses =
            "910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101",
            "2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101",
            "111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101",
            "868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101",
            "750 A St, San Diego, CA 92101"

        // The LocatorTask provides geocoding services.
        private LocatorTask _geocoder;

        public OfflineGeocode()

            // Setup the control references and execute initialization

        private async void Initialize()
            // Get the offline tile package and use it as a basemap.
            string basemapPath = DataManager.GetDataFolder("1330ab96ac9c40a49e59650557f2cd63", "streetmap_SD.tpk");
            ArcGISTiledLayer tiledBasemapLayer = new ArcGISTiledLayer(new TileCache(basemapPath));

            // Create new Map with basemap.
            Map myMap = new Map(new Basemap(tiledBasemapLayer));

            // Provide Map to the MapView.
            MyMapView.Map = myMap;

            // Add a graphics overlay for showing pins.
            MyMapView.GraphicsOverlays.Add(new GraphicsOverlay());

            // Enable tap-for-info pattern on results.
            MyMapView.GeoViewTapped += MyMapView_GeoViewTapped;

            // Update suggestions.
            SearchBox.ItemsSource = _addresses;

            // Initialize the LocatorTask with the provided service Uri.
                // Get the path to the locator.
                string locatorPath = DataManager.GetDataFolder("344e3b12368543ef84045ef9aa3c32ba", "san-diego-locator.loc");

                // Load the geocoder.
                _geocoder = await LocatorTask.CreateAsync(new Uri(locatorPath));

                // Enable UI controls now that the LocatorTask is ready.
                SearchBox.IsEnabled = true;
                SearchButton.IsEnabled = true;
            catch (Exception e)
                MessageBox.Show(e.ToString(), "Error");

        private async void UpdateSearch()
            // Get the text in the search bar.
            string enteredText = SearchBox.Text;

            // Clear existing marker.

            // Return if the textbox is empty or the geocoder isn't ready.
            if (string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(enteredText) || _geocoder == null) return;

                // Get suggestions based on the input text.
                IReadOnlyList<GeocodeResult> geocodeResults = await _geocoder.GeocodeAsync(enteredText);

                // Stop if there are no suggestions.
                if (!geocodeResults.Any())
                    MessageBox.Show("No results found");

                // Get the full address for the first suggestion.
                GeocodeResult firstSuggestion = geocodeResults.First();
                IReadOnlyList<GeocodeResult> addresses = await _geocoder.GeocodeAsync(firstSuggestion.Label);

                // Stop if the geocoder does not return a result.
                if (addresses.Count < 1) return;

                // Show a graphic for the address.
                Graphic point = await GraphicForPoint(addresses.First().DisplayLocation);

                // Update the map extent to show the marker.
                MyMapView.SetViewpoint(new Viewpoint(addresses.First().Extent));
            catch (Exception e)
                MessageBox.Show(e.ToString(), "Error");

        private async void MyMapView_GeoViewTapped(object sender, GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
                // Clear existing callout and graphics.

                // Add a graphic for the tapped point.
                Graphic pinGraphic = await GraphicForPoint(e.Location);

                // Reverse geocode to get addresses.
                ReverseGeocodeParameters parameters = new ReverseGeocodeParameters();
                parameters.MaxResults = 1;
                IReadOnlyList<GeocodeResult> addresses = await _geocoder.ReverseGeocodeAsync(e.Location, parameters);

                // Skip if there are no results.
                if (!addresses.Any())
                    MessageBox.Show("No results found.", "No results");

                // Get the first result.
                GeocodeResult address = addresses.First();

                // Use the address as the callout title.
                string calloutTitle = address.Attributes["Street"].ToString();
                string calloutDetail = address.Attributes["City"] + ", " + address.Attributes["State"] + " " + address.Attributes["ZIP"];

                // Define the callout.
                CalloutDefinition calloutBody = new CalloutDefinition(calloutTitle, calloutDetail);

                // Show the callout on the map at the tapped location.
                MyMapView.ShowCalloutForGeoElement(pinGraphic, e.Position, calloutBody);
            catch (Exception ex)
                MessageBox.Show(ex.ToString(), "Error");

        private void OnSuggestionChosen(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
            // Return if the user is typing.
            if (SearchBox.SelectedValue == null) return;

            // Update the search.
            SearchBox.Text = SearchBox.SelectedValue.ToString();

        private void Search_Clicked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

        private async Task<Graphic> GraphicForPoint(MapPoint point)
            // Get current assembly that contains the image.
            Assembly currentAssembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();

            // Get image as a stream from the resources.
            // Picture is defined as EmbeddedResource and DoNotCopy.
            Stream resourceStream = currentAssembly.GetManifestResourceStream(

            // Create new symbol using asynchronous factory method from stream.
            PictureMarkerSymbol pinSymbol = await PictureMarkerSymbol.CreateAsync(resourceStream);
            pinSymbol.Width = 60;
            pinSymbol.Height = 60;
            // The image is a pin; offset the image so that the pinpoint
            //     is on the point rather than the image's true center.
            pinSymbol.LeaderOffsetX = 30;
            pinSymbol.OffsetY = 14;
            return new Graphic(point, pinSymbol);
<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.OfflineGeocode.OfflineGeocode"
        <esri:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
                    <RowDefinition />
                    <RowDefinition />
                    <ColumnDefinition Width="2*" />
                    <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                <TextBlock Text="Enter an address to search or select from a preset option."
                           Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                           FontWeight="SemiBold" />
                <ComboBox x:Name="SearchBox"
                          Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0"
                          ItemsSource="{Binding Suggestions}"
                          IsEnabled="False" IsEditable="True"
                          SelectionChanged="OnSuggestionChosen" />
                <Button x:Name="SearchButton"
                        Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1"
                        Content="Search" IsEnabled="False"
                        Click="Search_Clicked" />
See Also
Additional Examples
Hyperlink to ExampleDescription
FindAddressFind the location for an address.
FindPlaceFind places of interest near a location or within a specific area.
OfflineGeocodeGeocode addresses to locations and reverse geocode locations to addresses offline.