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GraphicsOverlayMinScale Property

Gets or sets the minimum scale to render this layer at. A large number allows the map to display the layer when zooming further out.

Namespace:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI
Assembly:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime (in Esri.ArcGISRuntime.dll) Version: 100.11.0
public double MinScale { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: Double
The minimum scale.

A scale is usually referred to as 1:X, where X is the scale specified here. This value is the relative scale to the real world, where on inch on the screen is X inches in the real world. Note that this is only an approximation and is dependent on the map's projection that can add some distortion, as well as the system's reported DPI setting which doesn't necessarily match the actual DPI of the screen.

The default value of this property is NaN which makes the layer unbounded by any scale.



Example Name: DictionaryRendererGraphicsOverlay

This sample demonstrates applying a dictionary renderer to graphics, in order to display military symbology without the need for a feature table.

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.UI;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Windows;
using System.Xml.Linq;
using PointCollection = Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry.PointCollection;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.DictionaryRendererGraphicsOverlay
        name: "Graphics overlay (dictionary renderer)",
        category: "GraphicsOverlay",
        description: "This sample demonstrates applying a dictionary renderer to graphics, in order to display military symbology without the need for a feature table.",
        instructions: "Pan and zoom to explore military symbols on the map.",
        tags: new[] { "defense", "military", "situational awareness", "tactical", "visualization" })]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.OfflineData("c78b149a1d52414682c86a5feeb13d30", "1e4ea99af4b440c092e7959cf3957bfa")]
    public partial class DictionaryRendererGraphicsOverlay
        // Hold a reference to the graphics overlay for easy access.
        private GraphicsOverlay _tacticalMessageOverlay;

        public DictionaryRendererGraphicsOverlay()

        private async void Initialize()
                MyMapView.Map = new Map(BasemapStyle.ArcGISTopographic);

                // Create an overlay for visualizing tactical messages and add it to the map.
                _tacticalMessageOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

                // Prevent graphics from showing up when zoomed too far out.
                _tacticalMessageOverlay.MinScale = 1000000;

                // Create a symbol dictionary style following the mil2525d spec.
                string symbolFilePath = DataManager.GetDataFolder("c78b149a1d52414682c86a5feeb13d30", "mil2525d.stylx");
                DictionarySymbolStyle mil2525DStyle = await DictionarySymbolStyle.CreateFromFileAsync(symbolFilePath);

                // Use the dictionary symbol style to render graphics in the overlay.
                _tacticalMessageOverlay.Renderer = new DictionaryRenderer(mil2525DStyle);

                // Load the military messages and render them.

                // Get the extent of the graphics.
                Envelope graphicExtent = GeometryEngine.CombineExtents(_tacticalMessageOverlay.Graphics.Select(graphic => graphic.Geometry));

                // Zoom to the extent of the graphics.
                await MyMapView.SetViewpointGeometryAsync(graphicExtent, 10);
            catch (Exception e)

        private void LoadMilitaryMessages()
            // Get the path to the messages file.
            string militaryMessagePath = DataManager.GetDataFolder("1e4ea99af4b440c092e7959cf3957bfa", "Mil2525DMessages.xml");

            // Load the XML document.
            XElement xmlRoot = XElement.Load(militaryMessagePath);

            // Get all of the messages.
            IEnumerable<XElement> messages = xmlRoot.Descendants("message");

            // Add a graphic for each message.
            foreach (var message in messages)
                Graphic messageGraphic = GraphicFromAttributes(message.Descendants().ToList());

        private Graphic GraphicFromAttributes(List<XElement> graphicAttributes)
            // Get the geometry and the spatial reference from the message elements.
            XElement geometryAttribute = graphicAttributes.First(attr => attr.Name == "_control_points");
            XElement spatialReferenceAttr = graphicAttributes.First(attr => attr.Name == "_wkid");

            // Split the geometry field into a list of points.
            Array pointStrings = geometryAttribute.Value.Split(';');

            // Create a point collection in the correct spatial reference.
            int wkid = Convert.ToInt32(spatialReferenceAttr.Value);
            SpatialReference pointSR = SpatialReference.Create(wkid);
            PointCollection graphicPoints = new PointCollection(pointSR);

            // Add a point for each point in the list.
            foreach (string pointString in pointStrings)
                var coords = pointString.Split(',');
                graphicPoints.Add(Convert.ToDouble(coords[0]), Convert.ToDouble(coords[1]));

            // Create a multipoint from the point collection.
            Multipoint graphicMultipoint = new Multipoint(graphicPoints);

            // Create the graphic from the multipoint.
            Graphic messageGraphic = new Graphic(graphicMultipoint);

            // Add all of the message's attributes to the graphic (some of these are used for rendering).
            foreach (XElement attr in graphicAttributes)
                messageGraphic.Attributes[attr.Name.ToString()] = attr.Value;

            return messageGraphic;
<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.DictionaryRendererGraphicsOverlay.DictionaryRendererGraphicsOverlay"
        <esri:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
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DictionaryRendererGraphicsOverlayThis sample demonstrates applying a dictionary renderer to graphics, in order to display military symbology without the need for a feature table.