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ExportTileCacheTaskCreateAsync Method (Uri, Credential)

Creates an export tile cache task from a map or image service URI.

Namespace:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.Offline
Assembly:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime (in Esri.ArcGISRuntime.dll) Version: 100.11.0
public static Task<ExportTileCacheTask> CreateAsync(
	Uri serviceUri,
	Credential credential = null


Type: SystemUri
A URI of an ArcGIS REST map or image service that supports tile cache export.
credential (Optional)
Type: Esri.ArcGISRuntime.SecurityCredential
The security credential for the online map service.

Return Value

Type: TaskExportTileCacheTask
The task object representing the asynchronous create operation. The value of the task result is a ExportTileCacheTask object.
The service must support tile cache export as indicated by the ExportTilesAllowed property.


Example Name: ExportTiles

Download tiles to a local tile cache file stored on the device.

Code example screen shot.

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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.Offline;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.ExportTiles
        name: "Export tiles",
        category: "Layers",
        description: "Download tiles to a local tile cache file stored on the device.",
        instructions: "Pan and zoom into the desired area, making sure the area is within the red boundary. Click the 'Export tiles' button to start the process. On successful completion you will see a preview of the downloaded tile package.",
        tags: new[] { "cache", "download", "export", "local", "offline", "package", "tiles" })]
    public partial class ExportTiles
        // URL to the service tiles will be exported from.
        private Uri _serviceUri = new Uri("");

        public ExportTiles()

            // Call a function to set up the map.

        private async void Initialize()
                // Create the tile layer.
                ArcGISTiledLayer myLayer = new ArcGISTiledLayer(_serviceUri);

                // Load the layer.
                await myLayer.LoadAsync();

                // Create the basemap with the layer.
                Map myMap = new Map(new Basemap(myLayer))

                    // Set the min and max scale - export task fails if the scale is too big or small.
                    MaxScale = 5000000,
                    MinScale = 10000000

                // Assign the map to the mapview.
                MyMapView.Map = myMap;

                // Create a new symbol for the extent graphic.
                //     This is the red box that visualizes the extent for which tiles will be exported.
                SimpleLineSymbol myExtentSymbol = new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbolStyle.Solid, Color.Red, 2);

                // Create graphics overlay for the extent graphic and apply a renderer.
                GraphicsOverlay extentOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay
                    Renderer = new SimpleRenderer(myExtentSymbol)

                // Add the overlay to the view.

                // Subscribe to changes in the mapview's viewpoint so the preview box can be kept in position.
                MyMapView.ViewpointChanged += MyMapView_ViewpointChanged;

                // Update the graphic - needed in case the user decides not to interact before pressing the button.

                // Enable the export button.
                MyExportButton.IsEnabled = true;

                // Set viewpoint of the map.
                MyMapView.SetViewpoint(new Viewpoint(-4.853791, 140.983598, myMap.MinScale));
            catch (Exception ex)

        private void MyMapView_ViewpointChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)

        /// <summary>
        /// Function used to keep the overlaid preview area marker in position.
        /// This is called by MyMapView_ViewpointChanged every time the user pans/zooms
        /// and updates the red box graphic to outline 80% of the current view.
        /// </summary>
        private void UpdateMapExtentGraphic()
            // Return if mapview is null.
            if (MyMapView == null) { return; }

            // Get the new viewpoint.
            Viewpoint myViewPoint = MyMapView.GetCurrentViewpoint(ViewpointType.BoundingGeometry);

            // Return if viewpoint is null.
            if (myViewPoint == null) { return; }

            // Get the updated extent for the new viewpoint.
            Envelope extent = myViewPoint.TargetGeometry as Envelope;

            // Return if extent is null.
            if (extent == null) { return; }

            // Create an envelope that is a bit smaller than the extent.
            EnvelopeBuilder envelopeBldr = new EnvelopeBuilder(extent);

            // Get the (only) graphics overlay in the map view.
            GraphicsOverlay extentOverlay = MyMapView.GraphicsOverlays.FirstOrDefault();

            // Return if the extent overlay is null.
            if (extentOverlay == null) { return; }

            // Get the extent graphic.
            Graphic extentGraphic = extentOverlay.Graphics.FirstOrDefault();

            // Create the extent graphic and add it to the overlay if it doesn't exist.
            if (extentGraphic == null)
                extentGraphic = new Graphic(envelopeBldr.ToGeometry());
                // Otherwise, simply update the graphic's geometry.
                extentGraphic.Geometry = envelopeBldr.ToGeometry();

        private async Task StartExport()
            // Get the parameters for the job.
            ExportTileCacheParameters parameters = GetExportParameters();

            // Create the task.
            ExportTileCacheTask exportTask = await ExportTileCacheTask.CreateAsync(_serviceUri);

            // Get the tile cache path.
            string tilePath = Path.Combine(Environment.ExpandEnvironmentVariables("%TEMP%"), Path.GetTempFileName() + ".tpk");

            // Create the export job.
            ExportTileCacheJob job = exportTask.ExportTileCache(parameters, tilePath);

            // Start the export job.

            // Wait for the job to complete.
            TileCache resultTileCache = await job.GetResultAsync();

            // Do the rest of the work.
            await HandleExportCompleted(job, resultTileCache);

        private async Task HandleExportCompleted(ExportTileCacheJob job, TileCache cache)
            if (job.Status == Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.JobStatus.Succeeded)
                // Show the exported tiles on the preview map.
                await UpdatePreviewMap(cache);

                // Show the preview window.
                MyPreviewMapView.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

                // Show the 'close preview' button.
                MyClosePreviewButton.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

                // Hide the 'export tiles' button.
                MyExportButton.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

                // Hide the progress bar.
                MyProgressBar.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;
            else if (job.Status == Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.JobStatus.Failed)
                // Notify the user.
                MessageBox.Show("Job failed");

                // Hide the progress bar.
                MyProgressBar.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

        private ExportTileCacheParameters GetExportParameters()
            // Create a new ExportTileCacheParameters instance.
            ExportTileCacheParameters parameters = new ExportTileCacheParameters();

            // Get the (only) graphics overlay in the map view.
            GraphicsOverlay extentOverlay = MyMapView.GraphicsOverlays.First();

            // Get the area selection graphic's extent.
            Graphic extentGraphic = extentOverlay.Graphics.First();

            // Set the area for the export.
            parameters.AreaOfInterest = extentGraphic.Geometry;

            // Set the highest possible export quality.
            parameters.CompressionQuality = 100;

            // Add level IDs 1-9.
            //     Note: Failing to add at least one Level ID will result in job failure.
            for (int x = 1; x < 10; x++)

            // Return the parameters.
            return parameters;

        private async Task UpdatePreviewMap(TileCache cache)
            // Load the cache.
            await cache.LoadAsync();

            // Create a tile layer from the tile cache.
            ArcGISTiledLayer myLayer = new ArcGISTiledLayer(cache);

            // Show the layer in a new map.
            MyPreviewMapView.Map = new Map(new Basemap(myLayer));

        private async void MyExportButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
                // Show the progress bar.
                MyProgressBar.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

                // Hide the preview window.
                MyPreviewMapView.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

                // Hide the 'close preview' button.
                MyClosePreviewButton.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

                // Show the 'export tiles' button.
                MyExportButton.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

                // Disable the 'export tiles' button.
                MyExportButton.IsEnabled = false;

                // Start the export.
                await StartExport();
            catch (Exception ex)

        private void ClosePreview_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            // Hide the preview map.
            MyPreviewMapView.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

            // Hide the close preview button.
            MyClosePreviewButton.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

            // Show the 'export tiles' button.
            MyExportButton.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

            // Re-enable the export button.
            MyExportButton.IsEnabled = true;
<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.ExportTiles.ExportTiles"
        <esri:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
                <Button Content="Export Tiles" x:Name="MyExportButton" Click="MyExportButton_Click" IsEnabled="False" />
                <ProgressBar x:Name="MyProgressBar" Visibility="Collapsed" MinHeight="10" IsIndeterminate="True" />
                <esri:MapView x:Name="MyPreviewMapView" Width="375" Height="400" Visibility="Collapsed" />
                <Button Content="Close Preview" Click="ClosePreview_Click" Visibility="Collapsed" x:Name="MyClosePreviewButton" />
See Also
Additional Examples
Hyperlink to ExampleDescription
ExportTilesDownload tiles to a local tile cache file stored on the device.