Any way to label features with a text halo?

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08-08-2016 03:39 AM
PaulHaakma
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Does anyone know of a way to label features with text that has a halo/mask around the label text? This when using a feature service/offline geodatabase feature layer.

Setting a halo in the mxd seems to get removed during the feature service publishing.

Am looking for a better looking text label over imagery - a single plain color doesn't look that great.

Cheers,

-Paul

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SathyaPrasad
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Not possible. Currently in 10.2.x runtime the label support is rudimentary.

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MichaelMiller2
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If you add your service to your AGOL map as a feature layer, i.e. url not ending with ../layer#, your labels will appear as you intended in your MXD.

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PaulHaakma
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Hi Michael

Thanks for the reply. However, the question is asked in relation to AppStudio, not AGOL. In Qt Creator, add a Featurelayer object with the enableLabels set to true will activate any labelling on the feature service or geodatabase table source, but as yet I haven't found a way to achieve the halo effect.

Cheers.

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SathyaPrasad
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Not possible. Currently in 10.2.x runtime the label support is rudimentary.

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PaulHaakma
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Ok, thanks Sathya. I assume this is something on the roadmap for the future...

Cheers,

-Paul

SathyaPrasad
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Yes Quartz Runtime should have better support for labels.

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