Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Xamarin.Form - MapView

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05-19-2017 08:25 AM
JimFiddes
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I'm developing a mobile product utilizing Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Xamarin.form nuget package and I'm having trouble adding a MapView to a Xamarin.Forms.AbsoluteView container. When I look at the documentation I see the mapview inherits from Xamarin.forms.view however when I go to add this child I'm receiving a message that the view is not what it needs to be. In VS2015 when I follow out the definitions of a mapview it takes me to Android.Views.View.

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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using Xamarin.Forms;

public class MapControlView : ContentPage
{
  // Create and hold reference to the used MapView
  private MapView _myMapView = new MapView();

  private void CreateLayout()
  {
    Xamarin.Forms.AbsoluteLayout simpleLayout = new Xamarin.Forms.AbsoluteLayout
    {
      VerticalOptions = LayoutOptions.FillAndExpand
    };
    simpleLayout.Children.Add(_myMapView);
    // Show the layout in the app
    this.Content = new StackLayout
    {
      Children = {simpleLayout}
    };
  }

}

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dotMorten_esri
Esri Frequent Contributor

Note that you're getting two MapView controls: You get the native Android Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls.MapView control which is to be used in native non-forms Xamarin Android apps, and you get Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Xamarin.Forms.MapView which should be used in Xamarin.Forms apps.

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AlexanderNohe1
Regular Contributor II

Moved this to the .NET stream rather than the Android stream as the Android stream refers to the native Android runtime.

JimFiddes
Occasional Contributor

Thanks, seems like a blurry line with Xamarin now.

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AlexanderNohe1
Regular Contributor II

I agree.

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dotMorten_esri
Esri Frequent Contributor

Note that you're getting two MapView controls: You get the native Android Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls.MapView control which is to be used in native non-forms Xamarin Android apps, and you get Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Xamarin.Forms.MapView which should be used in Xamarin.Forms apps.