Feature layer change renderer

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Change the appearance of a feature layer with a renderer.

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Use case

A feature layer hosted on ArcGIS Online has a preset renderer and will display in an ArcGIS Runtime application with that renderer. However, for example, the color associated with the original renderer may be unsuitable for a company with staff or clients who are color blind, or for presentation with a different set of basemap and operational layers. In these cases, the renderer on the feature layer's data can be set to a more suitable color.

How to use the sample

Use the button to change the renderer on the feature layer. The original renderer displays orange circles, the diameters of which are proportional to carbon storage of each tree. When the blue renderer in this sample is applied, it displays the location of the trees simply as blue points.

How it works

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable from a URL.
  2. Create a FeatureLayer from the service feature table.
  3. Create a new renderer (in this case, a SimpleRenderer).
  4. Change the feature layer's renderer using FeatureLayer::setRenderer(SimpleRenderer).

Relevant API

  • FeatureLayer::setRenderer
  • ServiceFeatureTable
  • SimpleRenderer

About the data

This sample displays a feature layer in Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, showing carbon storage of trees on campus. The size of each circle is proportional to that particular tree's carbon storage total.

Tags

feature layer, renderer, visualization

Sample Code

FeatureLayerChangeRenderer.qmlFeatureLayerChangeRenderer.cppFeatureLayerChangeRenderer.h
                                                    
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// [WriteFile Name=FeatureLayerChangeRenderer, Category=Features]
// [Legal]
// Copyright 2016 Esri.

// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at
// http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
// distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
// WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
// See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
// limitations under the License.
// [Legal]

import QtQuick 2.6
import QtQuick.Controls 2.2
import Esri.Samples 1.0

FeatureLayerChangeRendererSample {
    id: changeRendererSample
    width: 800
    height: 600

    // add a mapView component
    MapView {
        anchors.fill: parent
        objectName: "mapView"
    }

    Row {
        anchors {
            bottom: parent.bottom
            left: parent.left
            right: parent.right
            margins: 5
            bottomMargin: 25
        }
        spacing: 5

        // button to change renderer
        Button {
            text: "Change Renderer"
            enabled: changeRendererSample.layerInitialized
            onClicked: {
                // Call C++ invokable function to change the layer's renderer
                changeRendererSample.changeRenderer();
            }
        }
    }
}

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