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FeatureLayer - "load"-event do not fire in some cases

Question asked by Oyvind.Idlandgeodata-no-esridist Employee on Mar 24, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2014 by kenbuja
I have a case where the "load" event is not being fired for a feature layer (v 3.7). This happens when the app is opened a new window or tab. When doing a full refresh, it triggers again. I do not get any errors-events on this.

Update: this happens in some instances of IE10, but it has happened in IE11 aswell.

Also, the docs on the "load"-event states the following:
Fires after layer properties for the layer are successfully populated. This event must be successful before the layer can be added to the map.

What does this mean, do I have to add the layer to the map inside the event handler for "load" ? If so, this is not what's being done in the examples (e.g. this).

Here is a stripped version of my code:

App.mainLayer = new FeatureLayer(mapConfig.featureServiceUrl + "/0", {
 id: mapConfig.featureLayerID,
 mode: FeatureLayer.MODE_ONDEMAND,
 outFields: ["*"],
 visible: true,

App.mainLayer.on("error", function (err) {
 console.error("Error loading layer: ", e.stack);


App.mainLayer.on("mouse-over", function () {"pointer");
App.mainLayer.on("mouse-out", function () {"default");
App.mainLayer.on("load", explLayerLoadedHandler);

function explLayerLoadedHandler(evt) {
 // sometimes not firing
 console.log("Layer loaded.");