ExB: make the built-in widgets to the Map widget independent and configurable

06-30-2021 01:15 PM
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The built-in widgets, like the Measure widget, only have an option of hide/show in the Map widget configuration. The end users would like the default measurement units to be Kilometers & Hectares respectively. However, the Builder user interface does not allow further settings to the built-in widgets. I would like to suggest those built-in widgets to the Map widget can be independent and configurable individually, or provide further configuration for those built-in widgets.




@HaitingHuang If you are using ExB Developer then you can use the measurement custom widget that I made for this:




Hi, @RobertScheitlin__GISP Thanks for your information & widgets! Your widgets & knowledge are great assets to the GIS community. The reason I submitted the Ideas was to try to reach the ESRI Dev team to refine the ExB product and make it much more useful/powerful for GIS users without customization and reduce the maintenance. Thanks again!


Portal allows you to configure the default unit (i.e metric) but it does not appear to be recognized by the  widget in the ExB Widget controller.  It should.


Hi all! I just tried this with ExB 1.7 and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 and ExB did pick up the default units set in Portal for me.

I set the units in Settings -> Maps -> Map defaults