LocalLayerWidget Version 2.5 and AccessifizrWidget Layer - 09/28/2017

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AdamDrackley
Occasional Contributor III

I've been having a blast playing around with the new Web AppBuilder, and have taken a few cracks at putting together some custom Widgets that I'd like to share with the community.  I hope these can assist in everyone's future Mappmaking endeavours!

LocalLayerWidget

LocalLayerWidget v 2.5

September 28 2017 : LocalLayerWidget v2.5 released:  This major release includes the following enhancements for the widget.  Thanks to everyone who's donated!:

Release LocalLayerWidget 2.5 · cmndrbensisko/LocalLayer · GitHub 

  • Support for 2.5 Release of ArcGIS Web App Builder
  • Support for Custom Layers via Transformers
  • Demos and sample apps
  • Prototype 3D Widget
  • Dynamic GUI changes at runtime and css insertion via odds.json/odds.css
  • And more!

November 14, 2016: LocalLayerWidget v2.2 released:  This major release includes the following enhancements for the widget:

Release LocalLayer v2.2 · cmndrbensisko/LocalLayer · GitHub 

  • Related Table Viewing and Editing
  • ImageService Viewing and Popups
  • WMS Service Viewing and Popups
  • Ability to integrate with the IncidentAnalysis widget
  • Hide Layer In Legend capability added
  • Dynamic mode added, allowing for URL-fed configuration files
  • And more!

May 18, 2016: LocalLayerWidget v.2.0 released:  This substantial change for Web App Builder v.2.0. removes the need to edit any core files in the Web App Builder, unlike previous versions.  A slight change will still be necessary for the AttributeTable widget to work properly with LocalLayerWidget layers.

  • https://github.com/cmndrbensisko/LocalLayer/releases/tag/v2.0
  • Enhancements:
    • Added autorefresh capability for dynamic layers, and sub-minute decimal values can be specified for time.
    • Added support for non-consecutive sublayer numbering to support 10.3.1 mapservices
    • Editor Tracking via an organizational Active Directory instead of ArcGIS Online User now supported
  • Bug Fixes:
    • View Attachments now works for Dynamic Layers
    • Addition of GeoJson layers fixed
    • Fix to MapService sublayer visibility when no sublayers are selected to display by default.

Mar 29, 2016: LocalLayerWidget v.1.3.1 released; Contains bugfixes to v.1.3. related to custom rendering for Feature Layers and toggling sublayer visibility in the LayerList widget.

Mar 22, 2016: LocalLayerWidget v.1.3 is now available!  (Note the version naming change; Version 1.3 refers to its compatibility with v1.3 of the WAB - This is indeed the latest version of the widget as of March 22, 2016).  Be sure to read the github page to see what tweaks need to be made to ensure that everything continues running smoothly in version 1.3 of the Web AppBuilder.

  • Includes support for GeoJSON and WebTileLayers
  • Custom Symbology and Labelling Options for Feature Layers
    • Currently requires the use of playground to generate custom json layer and label styling for Feature Layers.  For more information, please follow the instructions on the Github page.

Feb 10, 2015: LocalLayerWidget v.1.5 is now available!  This release contains full support for adding Tiled layers to your application directly from ArcGIS Server, in addition to the Basemap, Dynamic, and Feature layers available before.  Feel free to grab the widget from our Release page located at https://github.com/cmndrbensisko/LocalLayer/releases.

Feb 2, 2015: LocalLayerWidget v.1.2 is now available!  This release provides a great GUI developed by Robert Scheitlin to more easily add Feature, Dynamic, and Basemap layers to your ArcGIS Web AppBuilder Applications.  Take it for a spin, and please keep us informed of any bugs or desired enhancements through our Github Issue Tracker located at https://github.com/cmndrbensisko/LocalLayerWidget/issues.

Jan 12, 2015: Note that LocalLayerWidget v.1.1 is now available, which provides Click-To-Identify support and the option to add Feature and Basemap layers in addition to Dynamic layers.

The LocalLayer Widget is intended to allow the direct addition of MapServices to an ArcGIS Web AppBuilder application, without needing to wrap the desired services in an ArcGIS Online/Portal Web Map.

https://github.com/cmndrbensisko/LocalLayerWidget

Basically, your basemap will still need to come from Portal/AGOL, but otherwise you just provide direct URLs to your own MapServices in the widget's configuration settings.  The MapServices should load and display as usual in the map, and cooperate with the Legend, LayerList, and Attribute Table widgets. Click-To-Identify functionality won't work currently, though, because the current WAB implementation relies on Portal for all the popup info.  As stated in the January 12th 2015 release, popups are fully customizable.  Note that it's not an in-panel widget, so you'll need to follow a few extra steps in the project's Readme file.

AccessifizrWidget

Let's make Mapps accessible for everyone!  With an eye on WCAG compliance, the Accessifizr Widget is designed to help make web applications keyboard navigable without having to modify core application code and UI.

https://github.com/cmndrbensisko/AccessifizrWidget

Information about how to configure this widget is available in the core Accessifizr.js library project available here‌, but the gist is that you create a JSON-based 'roadmap' detailing the keyboard navigation of your web application, and how it should change in response to users entering modal menus, hitting the escape button, etc.  For applying descriptive alternate text to page elements, the widget leverages dojo's built-in internationalization support to specify multilingual alternate text strings.  The end result is a web app that, hopefully, is a bit easier to use for people with mobility or visual challenges.

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AdamDrackley
Occasional Contributor III

I have a feeling this was due to a change I made.  I'm going to copy/paste this into our issue tracker and assign it to myself; Your service will be very helpful in finding the best way to implement this.  Thanks Barnaby.

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BarnabyRockwell
Regular Contributor

Thanks, Adam.  You know, when I add "visible": false to the \client\builder\predefined-apps\default2DApp\config.json, I can't get ANY service added using your widget to display in the WAB app.

{

      "uri": "widgets/LocalLayer/Widget",

      "visible": false

    }

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Barnaby all you have to do is click the eye in the upper right corner of the widget to enable the widget in that particular app.

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BarnabyRockwell
Regular Contributor

Got it! 

Thanks, Robert!

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BarnabyRockwell
Regular Contributor

Thanks for the info, Adam!

Cheers,

Barnaby

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BarnabyRockwell
Regular Contributor

Hi Adam,

I'm running Server 10.3, Web Adaptor, and WAB Dev 1.0 on Win Server 2012 R2 x64.  Portal has not been installed.  All my services are indeed dynamic with no tile caches.  None of the services are secured.

Hopefully Robert's widget will include capability for setting initial visibility (like in Flex Builder).

I am trying to duplicate functionality available in this Flex web viewer which includes several of Robert's widgets:

National Map of Surficial Mineralogy

For a service that has many layers and sublayers that are not "on" by default (as set in mxd), such as the "Regional Studies" service shown in that image posted above, when one of the layers is turned on, the top sublayer of ALL layers will become visible, and they cannot be turned off individually.  Only when the Regional Studies service itself is turned off will these sublayers become invisible.

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Barnaby,

   I know you said you are adding this layer a dynamic, but does this map service have tiles (cached)? I have seen the behavior you are talking about with this map service.

http://services.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/Demographics/USA_Tapestry/MapServer

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BarnabyRockwell
Regular Contributor

Hi Robert,

As I wrote to Adam (see above), all my services are dynamic with no tile caches.  They are mainly rasters (ERDAS Imagine .img) with pyramid files.

Cheers,

Barnaby

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Barnaby,

   What server version and service pack?

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BarnabyRockwell
Regular Contributor

Robert,

From my post to Adam above:

I'm running Server 10.3, Web Adaptor, and WAB Dev 1.0 on Win Server 2012 R2 Standard x64.  Portal has not been installed.

I have two ArcGIS for Server 10.3 patches installed:

Patches and Service Pack - Esri Support

Cheers,

Barnaby

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