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Fast display of beautiful symbology in ArcGIS Online

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ArcGIS Pro allows you to create beautiful maps with complex and interesting symbology! Here are some tips for maximizing the display performance of your maps and data in ArcGIS Online.

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Use SymbolDisplay to create symbol swatches for legends

The current version of the ArcGIS Silverlight/WPF API contains a set of primitive controls used to build other public controls in the Toolkit library (ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Toolkit.dll).   For example, the Editor Widget and Template Picker controls display a swatch for each symbol in an editable graphics or feature layer.  The primitive control that provides this functionality is SymbolDisplay.  SymbolDisplay takes a Symbol and generates a swatch at the defined height and width.  It’s convenient for generating a scaled visual representation of graphic symbols for display in a legend or printable output.  The following code example shows how to generate a legend using symbols defined as part of a feature layer in a map service. You can also create and use SymbolDisplay at runtime in code-behind.

<!-- Namespaces -->

<!-- FeatureLayer in a map -->
<esri:FeatureLayer ID="MyFeatureLayer1" Visible="True"
Url="http://sampleserver3.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Fire/Sheep/MapServer/0" />

<!-- SymbolDisplay in a ListBox -->
<ListBox Margin="0,5,0,0" IsHitTestVisible="False" BorderThickness="0"
ItemsSource="{Binding ElementName=MyMap, Path=Layers.[MyFeatureLayer1].LayerInfo.Renderer.Infos}"
<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
Symbol="{Binding Symbol}"
Width="20" Height="20"
VerticalAlignment="Center" />
<TextBlock Text="{Binding Label}"
Margin="5,0,0,0" />

Here is a screenshot of SymbolDisplay in action:

Keep in mind that the source code for the Toolkit library is available on Codeplex; this includes the SymbolDisplay class.  The source code is available for download under the Downloads or Source Code tab.  

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Rex Hansen
ESRI Product Engineer
ArcGIS Server .NET, Silverlight/WPF, MapIt

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