Selected layer on map highlights in Contents pane

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11-27-2020 01:58 AM
Status: Needs Clarification
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MartaGurgul
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Sometimes we have a lot of layers in Contents pane... and I would like to quickly see in Contents the layers which I selected on map.

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KoryKramer
Status changed to: Needs Clarification

Thank you for posting this idea @MartaGurgul 

If I'm understanding the request correctly, this is already possible by using the List by Selection view of the Contents pane.  That view shows the number of features selected from each layer.

If you were already aware of this functionality, and are requesting something more specific about how it works, or how it presents the layers that have a selection, please provide more details to help us understand.

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Thank you!

JeromeHaaland

Kory,

I suspect that Marta was referring to the main Contents (on every tab or possibly just the selection tab) changing the layer background color just a little when something is selected.  And personally, I would prefer that functionality on at least both the "Selection" tab and the "Drawing Order" tab.

I have been well aware of the selection number for a quite a while and find it inadequate.

Changing the subject slightly... it would also be nice to be able to right click on a layer and color code its background in the Contents pain... or color code groups of layers backgrounds.

KoryKramer

Thanks, Jerome.  For the part about wanting to right-click on a layer and color code it's background in the Contents pane, that sounds like Table of Contents/TOC Formatting - GeoNet, The Esri Community