Add sort and find abilities to contents pane

09-18-2016 10:06 PM
Status: Implemented
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New Contributor II

When working with many layers, it would be very convenient if it were possible to sort layers (alphabetically, numerically etc.) within the contents pane, and to search for specific layers as well.

This is relevant for both ArcMap desktop tools as wll as ArcGIS Pro.


I like the idea, but some of what you suggest is already in place, albeit not as easy as clicking one icon. 

In Desktop, you can use the TOC Options to change the list order to "List by Name".  This appears to only affect the List by Visibility and List by Selection lists.  But there is no search capability that I can see.

In Pro the filter at the top of the contents pane lets you do the searching part of this, but there is no #re-order by name option AFAIK.

I would support adding "List by Layer Name" to the existing list methods to both Desktop and Pro.

Status changed to: Implemented

Filter was already available but ArcGIS Pro 2.7 brings new sorting capabilities in the Contents pane.

See Ideas in ArcGIS Pro 2.7: Something to Celebrate 

Also check out what's new in ArcGIS Pro 2.7!