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GenerateOfflineMapParametersReferenceBasemapDirectory Property

Gets or sets the path to a directory on the device where the local basemap file is located.

Namespace:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.Offline
Assembly:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime (in Esri.ArcGISRuntime.dll) Version: 100.11.0
public string ReferenceBasemapDirectory { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: String

Set this property to use a basemap that is already on the device (rather than downloading it). The directory should only be set when the parameters have a ReferenceBasemapFilename defined.

This property supports any directory specified as either:

If the directory does not exist, or does not contain the specified basemap, the GenerateOfflineMapJob will fail.

Note that, the mobile map package will store either a relative or absolute path to the reference basemap file so that it can be opened in the future.

A relative path typically begins with "." to denote the parent directory of the resulting mobile map package or ".." to move up one directory. The parent directory of the mobile map package will be set when calling GenerateOfflineMap(GenerateOfflineMapParameters, String).

For example, to generate a mobile map package to "[my root path]/my_offline_maps/my_mobile_map_package", which uses a reference basemap in "[my root path]/other_maps/my_basemap.tpk", you would set the relative path as follows:

Note that this property is ignored if IncludeBasemap is false.



Example Name: OfflineBasemapByReference

Use the `OfflineMapTask` to take a web map offline, but instead of downloading an online basemap, use one which is already on the device.

Code example screen shot.

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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Portal;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Security;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.Offline;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Navigation;
using System.Windows.Threading;
using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.OfflineBasemapByReference
        name: "Generate offline map with local basemap",
        category: "Map",
        description: "Use the `OfflineMapTask` to take a web map offline, but instead of downloading an online basemap, use one which is already on the device.",
        instructions: "1. Use the button to start taking the map offline.",
        tags: new[] { "Offline" })]
    public partial class OfflineBasemapByReference
        // The job to generate an offline map.
        private GenerateOfflineMapJob _generateOfflineMapJob;

        // The extent of the data to take offline.
        private readonly Envelope _areaOfInterest = new Envelope(-88.1541, 41.7690, -88.1471, 41.7720, SpatialReferences.Wgs84);

        // The ID for a web map item hosted on the server (water network map of Naperville IL).
        private const string WebMapId = "acc027394bc84c2fb04d1ed317aac674";

        public OfflineBasemapByReference()

        private void ConfigureOfflineJobForBasemap(GenerateOfflineMapParameters parameters)
            // Don't give the user a choice if there is no basemap specified.
            if (String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(parameters.ReferenceBasemapFilename))

            // Get the path to the basemap directory.
            string basemapBasePath = DataManager.GetDataFolder("628e8e3521cf45e9a28a12fe10c02c4d");

            // Get the full path to the basemap by combining the name specified in the web map (ReferenceBasemapFilename)
            //  with the offline basemap directory.
            string basemapFullPath = Path.Combine(basemapBasePath, parameters.ReferenceBasemapFilename);

            // If the offline basemap doesn't exist, proceed without it.
            if (!File.Exists(basemapFullPath))

            // Get the user's choice.
            MessageBoxResult userChoice = MessageBox.Show("Use the offline basemap?", "Basemap choice", MessageBoxButton.YesNo);

            // If the user approves, use the offline basemap.
            if (userChoice == MessageBoxResult.Yes)
                parameters.ReferenceBasemapDirectory = basemapBasePath;

        // Note: all code below (except call to ConfigureOfflineJobForBasemap) is identical to code in the Generate offline map sample.

        #region Generate offline map

        private async void Initialize()
                // Call a function to set up the AuthenticationManager for OAuth.

                // Create the ArcGIS Online portal.
                ArcGISPortal portal = await ArcGISPortal.CreateAsync();

                // Get the Naperville water web map item using its ID.
                PortalItem webmapItem = await PortalItem.CreateAsync(portal, WebMapId);

                // Create a map from the web map item.
                Map onlineMap = new Map(webmapItem);

                // Display the map in the MapView.
                MyMapView.Map = onlineMap;

                // Disable user interactions on the map (no panning or zooming from the initial extent).
                MyMapView.InteractionOptions = new MapViewInteractionOptions
                    IsEnabled = false

                // Create a graphics overlay for the extent graphic and apply a renderer.
                SimpleLineSymbol aoiOutlineSymbol = new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbolStyle.Solid, System.Drawing.Color.Red, 3);
                GraphicsOverlay extentOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay
                    Renderer = new SimpleRenderer(aoiOutlineSymbol)

                // Add a graphic to show the area of interest (extent) that will be taken offline.
                Graphic aoiGraphic = new Graphic(_areaOfInterest);

                // Hide the map loading progress indicator.
                LoadingIndicator.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

                // When the map view unloads, try to clean up existing output data folders.
                MyMapView.Unloaded += (s, e) =>
                    // Find output mobile map folders in the temp directory.
                    string[] outputFolders = Directory.GetDirectories(Environment.ExpandEnvironmentVariables("%TEMP%"), "NapervilleWaterNetwork*");

                    // Loop through the folder names and delete them.
                    foreach (string dir in outputFolders)
                            // Delete the folder.
                            Directory.Delete(dir, true);
                        catch (Exception)
                            // Ignore exceptions (files might be locked, for example).
            catch (Exception ex)
                MessageBox.Show(ex.ToString(), "Error loading map");

        private async void TakeMapOfflineButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            // Create a new folder for the output mobile map.
            string packagePath = Path.Combine(Environment.ExpandEnvironmentVariables("%TEMP%"), @"NapervilleWaterNetwork");
            int num = 1;
            while (Directory.Exists(packagePath))
                packagePath = Path.Combine(Environment.ExpandEnvironmentVariables("%TEMP%"), @"NapervilleWaterNetwork" + num.ToString());

            // Create the output directory.

                // Show the progress indicator while the job is running.
                BusyIndicator.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

                // Create an offline map task with the current (online) map.
                OfflineMapTask takeMapOfflineTask = await OfflineMapTask.CreateAsync(MyMapView.Map);

                // Create the default parameters for the task, pass in the area of interest.
                GenerateOfflineMapParameters parameters = await takeMapOfflineTask.CreateDefaultGenerateOfflineMapParametersAsync(_areaOfInterest);

                // Configure basemap settings for the job.

                // Create the job with the parameters and output location.
                _generateOfflineMapJob = takeMapOfflineTask.GenerateOfflineMap(parameters, packagePath);

                // Handle the progress changed event for the job.
                _generateOfflineMapJob.ProgressChanged += OfflineMapJob_ProgressChanged;

                // Await the job to generate geodatabases, export tile packages, and create the mobile map package.
                GenerateOfflineMapResult results = await _generateOfflineMapJob.GetResultAsync();

                // Check for job failure (writing the output was denied, e.g.).
                if (_generateOfflineMapJob.Status != JobStatus.Succeeded)
                    MessageBox.Show("Generate offline map package failed.", "Job status");
                    BusyIndicator.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

                // Check for errors with individual layers.
                if (results.LayerErrors.Any())
                    // Build a string to show all layer errors.
                    System.Text.StringBuilder errorBuilder = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
                    foreach (KeyValuePair<Layer, Exception> layerError in results.LayerErrors)
                        errorBuilder.AppendLine($"{layerError.Key.Id} : {layerError.Value.Message}");

                    // Show layer errors.
                    string errorText = errorBuilder.ToString();
                    MessageBox.Show(errorText, "Layer errors");

                // Display the offline map.
                MyMapView.Map = results.OfflineMap;

                // Apply the original viewpoint for the offline map.
                MyMapView.SetViewpoint(new Viewpoint(_areaOfInterest));

                // Enable map interaction so the user can explore the offline data.
                MyMapView.InteractionOptions.IsEnabled = true;

                // Show a message that the map is offline.
                MessageArea.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

                // Hide the controls.
                TakeOfflineArea.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;
            catch (TaskCanceledException)
                // Generate offline map task was canceled.
                MessageBox.Show("Taking map offline was canceled");
            catch (Exception ex)
                // Exception while taking the map offline.
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message, "Offline map error");
                // Hide the activity indicator when the job is done.
                BusyIndicator.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

        // Show changes in job progress.
        private void OfflineMapJob_ProgressChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Get the job.
            GenerateOfflineMapJob job = sender as GenerateOfflineMapJob;

            // Dispatch to the UI thread.
            Dispatcher.Invoke(() =>
                // Show the percent complete and update the progress bar.
                Percentage.Text = job.Progress > 0 ? job.Progress.ToString() + " %" : string.Empty;
                ProgressBar.Value = job.Progress;

        private void CancelJobButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            // The user canceled the job.

        #endregion Generate offline map

        #region Authentication

        // Constants for OAuth-related values.
        // - The URL of the portal to authenticate with (ArcGIS Online).
        private const string ServerUrl = "";

        // - The Client ID for an app registered with the server (the ID below is for a public app created by the ArcGIS Runtime team).
        private const string AppClientId = @"lgAdHkYZYlwwfAhC";

        // - A URL for redirecting after a successful authorization (this must be a URL configured with the app).
        private const string OAuthRedirectUrl = @"my-ags-app://auth";

        private void SetOAuthInfo()
            // Register the server information with the AuthenticationManager, including the OAuth settings.
            ServerInfo serverInfo = new ServerInfo
                ServerUri = new Uri(ServerUrl),
                TokenAuthenticationType = TokenAuthenticationType.OAuthImplicit,
                OAuthClientInfo = new OAuthClientInfo
                    ClientId = AppClientId,
                    RedirectUri = new Uri(OAuthRedirectUrl)

            // Register this server with AuthenticationManager.

            // Use the custom OAuthAuthorize class (defined in this module) to handle OAuth communication.
            AuthenticationManager.Current.OAuthAuthorizeHandler = new OAuthAuthorize();

            // Use a function in this class to challenge for credentials.
            AuthenticationManager.Current.ChallengeHandler = new ChallengeHandler(CreateCredentialAsync);

        private async Task<Credential> CreateCredentialAsync(CredentialRequestInfo info)
            // ChallengeHandler function for AuthenticationManager that will be called whenever a secured resource is accessed.
            Credential credential;

                // AuthenticationManager will handle challenging the user for credentials.
                credential = await AuthenticationManager.Current.GenerateCredentialAsync(info.ServiceUri);
            catch (Exception)
                // Exception will be reported in calling function.

            return credential;

        private class OAuthAuthorize : IOAuthAuthorizeHandler
            // A window to contain the OAuth UI.
            private Window _authWindow;

            // A TaskCompletionSource to track the completion of the authorization.
            private TaskCompletionSource<IDictionary<string, string>> _taskCompletionSource;

            // URL for the authorization callback result (the redirect URI configured for the application).
            private string _callbackUrl;

            // URL that handles the OAuth request.
            private string _authorizeUrl;

            // A function to handle authorization requests. It takes the URIs for the secured service, the authorization endpoint, and the redirect URI.
            public Task<IDictionary<string, string>> AuthorizeAsync(Uri serviceUri, Uri authorizeUri, Uri callbackUri)
                // If the TaskCompletionSource.Task has not completed, authorization is in progress.
                if (_taskCompletionSource != null || _authWindow != null)
                    // Allow only one authorization process at a time.
                    throw new Exception("Authorization is in progress");

                // Store the authorization and redirect URLs.
                _authorizeUrl = authorizeUri.AbsoluteUri;
                _callbackUrl = callbackUri.AbsoluteUri;

                // Create a task completion source to track completion.
                _taskCompletionSource = new TaskCompletionSource<IDictionary<string, string>>();

                // Call a function to show the login controls, make sure it runs on the UI thread.
                Dispatcher dispatcher = Application.Current.Dispatcher;
                if (dispatcher == null || dispatcher.CheckAccess())
                    Action authorizeOnUIAction = () => AuthorizeOnUIThread(_authorizeUrl);

                // Return the task associated with the TaskCompletionSource.
                return _taskCompletionSource.Task;

            // A function to challenge for OAuth credentials on the UI thread.
            private void AuthorizeOnUIThread(string authorizeUri)
                // Create a WebBrowser control to display the authorize page.
                WebBrowser authBrowser = new WebBrowser();

                // Handle the navigating event for the browser to check for a response sent to the redirect URL.
                authBrowser.Navigating += WebBrowserOnNavigating;

                // Display the web browser in a new window.
                _authWindow = new Window
                    Content = authBrowser,
                    Height = 420,
                    Width = 350,
                    WindowStartupLocation = WindowStartupLocation.CenterOwner

                // Set the app's window as the owner of the browser window (if main window closes, so will the browser).
                if (Application.Current != null && Application.Current.MainWindow != null)
                    _authWindow.Owner = Application.Current.MainWindow;

                // Handle the window closed event then navigate to the authorize url.
                _authWindow.Closed += OnWindowClosed;

                // Display the Window.

            private void OnWindowClosed(object sender, EventArgs e)
                // If the browser window closes, return the focus to the main window.

                // If the task wasn't completed, the user must have closed the window without logging in.
                if (_taskCompletionSource != null && !_taskCompletionSource.Task.IsCompleted)
                    // Set the task completion to indicate a canceled operation.

                _taskCompletionSource = null;
                _authWindow = null;

            // Handle browser navigation (page content changing).
            private void WebBrowserOnNavigating(object sender, NavigatingCancelEventArgs e)
                // Check for a response to the callback url.
                WebBrowser webBrowser = sender as WebBrowser;
                Uri uri = e.Uri;

                // If no browser, uri, or an empty url return.
                if (webBrowser == null || uri == null || _taskCompletionSource == null || String.IsNullOrEmpty(uri.AbsoluteUri))

                // Check if the new content is from the callback url.
                bool isRedirected = uri.AbsoluteUri.StartsWith(_callbackUrl);

                if (isRedirected)
                    // Cancel the event to prevent it from being handled elsewhere.
                    e.Cancel = true;

                    // Get a local copy of the task completion source.
                    TaskCompletionSource<IDictionary<string, string>> tcs = _taskCompletionSource;
                    _taskCompletionSource = null;

                    // Close the window.

                    // Call a helper function to decode the response parameters (which includes the authorization key).
                    IDictionary<string, string> authResponse = DecodeParameters(uri);

                    // Set the result for the task completion source.

            // A helper function that decodes values from a querystring into a dictionary of keys and values.
            private static IDictionary<string, string> DecodeParameters(Uri uri)
                // Create a dictionary of key value pairs returned in an OAuth authorization response URI query string.
                string answer = "";

                // Get the values from the URI fragment or query string.
                if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(uri.Fragment))
                    answer = uri.Fragment.Substring(1);
                    if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(uri.Query))
                        answer = uri.Query.Substring(1);

                // Parse parameters into key / value pairs.
                Dictionary<string, string> keyValueDictionary = new Dictionary<string, string>();
                string[] keysAndValues = answer.Split(new[] {'&'}, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);
                foreach (string kvString in keysAndValues)
                    string[] pair = kvString.Split('=');
                    string key = pair[0];
                    string value = string.Empty;
                    if (key.Length > 1)
                        value = Uri.UnescapeDataString(pair[1]);

                    keyValueDictionary.Add(key, value);

                // Return the dictionary of string keys/values.
                return keyValueDictionary;

<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.OfflineBasemapByReference.OfflineBasemapByReference"
        <esri:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border x:Name="TakeOfflineArea" Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
                <Button Content="Take map offline"
                        IsEnabled="True" />
        <Border x:Name="MessageArea" Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}" Visibility="Collapsed">
                <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" Margin="10"
                           Text="Map is offline!" />
        <Grid x:Name="BusyIndicator" Background="#807f7f7f" Visibility="Collapsed">
            <Grid HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center">
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" Margin="10"
                           Foreground="White" FontSize="18">
                    <Run Text="Generating offline map... " />
                    <Run x:Name="Percentage" Text="" />
                <ProgressBar x:Name="ProgressBar"
                             Minimum="0" Maximum="100"
                             HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"
                             Width="100" Height="10" Margin="0,0,0,10" />
                <Button Content="Cancel"
                        Width="100" />
        <Grid x:Name="LoadingIndicator"
            <Grid HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center">
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                <TextBlock Text="Loading online map..."
                           Foreground="White" FontSize="18"
                           Margin="10" />
                <ProgressBar Grid.Row="1"
                             IsEnabled="True" IsIndeterminate="True"
                             Width="100" Height="10"
                             HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" />
See Also
Additional Examples
Hyperlink to ExampleDescription
OfflineBasemapByReferenceUse the `OfflineMapTask` to take a web map offline, but instead of downloading an online basemap, use one which is already on the device.