In ArcGIS PRO, is there a way to "Make This The Only Selectable Layer" ? This option was available in ArcGIS 10.
In the Contents pane, List By Selection tab, you can right-click on a layer to get a context menu showing "Make this the only selectable layer."
Thanks Joshua. That works the same as “10” just a different way of getting there.
No problem. Most of the time people have questions like this, it isn't a question of whether the functionality got ported over but where it got put.
If you are happy with the outcome, please mark the question answered to close out the thread. Thanks.
While I agree that the functionality exists in ArcPro, I find it very cumbersome to have to switch to the "list by selection" tab to achieve this. I use this function regularly and when working with many layers in a map, being able to quickly right click in the TOC ("Drawing Order" of Contents Pane) to change the selectable layer is preferable rather than having to go another tab. This at least doubles the amount of time and mouse clicks it takes to perform the same function.
I think the "list by selection" pane can be useful for other tasks such as setting the final selectable layers in a map before publishing to web.
For editing data and general feature selection, I wish they add this functionality back to the TOC ("Drawing Order" of Contents Pane). I'm not sure about others but in my daily work, I rarely wish to have more than 1 or 2 layers selectable at a time and like to be able to switch between selectable layers often.
I've added this as an idea so if you feel the same way please vote this up:
ArcPro - Add "Make this the only selectable layer" back to the List by Drawing Order > Selection Options
My question now is, how do you turn it off? I would like to edit two layers at the same time, however, now I can't edit more than one layer at a time because I have to select "make this the only selectable layer" every time. FRUSTRATING!
Michael, I don't think the command toggles off (which might be a nice enhancement). I think you have to go to the List By Selection tab on the Contents pane, mentioned by John, above, and set selectability for the layers you want.
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