ccposton

Loading layer from shape file, setting correct extent

Discussion created by ccposton on Jan 31, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2013 by MBranscomb-esristaff
I'm using the sample below to add shape files as layers in my map.

http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=953a530ada30477d95cc69e788268bc9

When I start with an empty map and try adding a shape file, I see it added to the Legend, but I don't see it in the map. I tried clicking the "Full Extent" button in the Navigation control, but I'm getting a NullReferenceException when I do that.

I also tried setting the map's extent to the layer's extent when the Initialized event is fired:

MyMap.Extent = arcGisLocalDynamicMapServiceLayer.FullExtent;


And I also get a NullReferenceException when I do this. What is the proper way to position the map so that I can view the layer?

Thanks.

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