Tag: esrijs4beta

LayerView in ArcGIS JS API 4.0beta1

One of things I’ve seen people struggle with when using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0beta1 is still the concept of the map and the views. I covered the general concepts in an earlier blog post, but I wanted to address a specific issues I see people trying to do. Get the graphics from a…


Quick Tip – Tools for ArcGIS JSAPI 4.0beta1

I recently wrote about filling some gaps in the ArcGIS 4.0beta1. In that case, I did a quick edit sample. However that got me thinking that this edit sample could be enhanced to include updates, deletes and even caching of data so that edits aren’t done right away. What I came up with looks like…


Quick Tip – fromJSON() in ArcGIS JS API

I just wanted to give you a quick tip on a new little feature in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.beta1 that may have gone unnoticed if you haven’t gotten too deep into the beta. That would be the fromJSON method that you’ll find sprinkled throughout the API. Any modules that has a fromJSON method…


ArcGIS JavaScript Promises

Something not exactly new to the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0beta1 is the increased usage of Promises within the API. You can read more details about the use of Promises here. I’ve talked before about Promises in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript here and about how in the 4.0beta1, you would uses Accessors to really…


Maps and Views in ArcGIS JS API

Imagine for a moment that you have a clear box that you can hold in the palm of your hands. Now imagine that you place little cut out figures in the box, maybe an astronaut fighting a dragon, that would be pretty cool, swords and mountain cut outs included. You can place the box on…


Fun with Accessors in ArcGIS JS 4.0beta1

Last week I talked about how cool ES5 Accessors in the ArcGIS JS API 4.0beta1 are. This week, I want to talk a little more about how you might be able to do some cool stuff with them in your applications. New Point of View Before we dive in to a sample, I want to…


ArcGIS JS API 4.0 beta1 Accessors

Ok, so technically the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0beta1 isn’t a final product, but it has some really nice features that users and developers should really enjoy and be excited about. Yeah yeah, 3D, cool and all and I’m sure you’ll hear plenty about it. But I want to talk more bare metal. I want…