I am using the GeoView MouseMove event to dynamically display the coordinates at the pointer location and tooltips for a few graphics. On one machine moving the mouse causes feature labels and graphics to flicker. The client is using local data (map package) on Windows 10, and the application is built with 100.1.0 and WPF.
Is this a hardware-related issue? The machine has I3-7100 processor (3.9 GHz, 2 cores), 4 GB or RAM and Intel HD Graphics 630 graphics card. I think the problem may be with the graphics card as it has a fairly low performance rating. Thanks.
Based on the title my firs thought was hardware issue.
Now that I see your computer specs I am pretty sure it is your hardware. Most specifically the use of Intel Integrated graphics.
The low processor power and very low RAM also contribute.
On MouseMove, I am reading off map coordinates (Web Mercator) and convert them to Lat/Long for display. I am also doing IdentifyGraphicsOverlayAsync against three graphics layers to display tooltips that contain attributes for the graphics. The combined number of graphics in all three overlays is fairly small (will rarely exceed 100) and the geometries are very simple, with a small number of vertices.
I suspect that the overlay queries and the tooltips may be the culprit, and the code can perhaps be optimized not to execute every time the mouse moves, to reduce the number of queries. Still, it does not look like the map is less responsive, it is the flickering of labels and graphics that is the problem.
Be careful with performing identify on mouse-move. It's a rather expensive operation. Here's a few ideas you can do to at least reduce the load (and hopefully the flicker):
We do have an item on our roadmap to very efficiently perform mouse-move hit-testing on the topmost client-side rendered feature, and hopefully make it as simple as a MouseEnter/MouseLeave event, and optimized specifically for this scenario. It's a little ways down the road, but I agree this should be easier than what it currently is.
Also if you have a simple sample-app that demonstrates the flicker caused by the mouse-move/identify I'd love to take a look so we can try and address this.
Thanks for the great suggestions, Morten! I have fixed this by making sure that the time delay between two consecutive overlay identify's on mouse move is at least 0.1 seconds. The flickering of the labels and graphics is no longer occurring on low-end machines.
Same issue here: https://community.esri.com/thread/208990-calling-identifygraphicsoverlaysasync-makes-hidden-graphic-... with a sample. Not sure if you were able to reproduce it.