Just finished building my first mobile map in ArcGIS mobile project center and opened it in ArcGIS for windows mobile but quickly realized there is no way to turn on a legend to show what the symbology represents?

Is there a way to display a legend?

  • Does MapPage not have a "Layer visibility..." item in the menu? resources.arcgis.com/en/help/windows-mobile-sdk/concepts/…
    – Thomas
    Oct 19, 2015 at 16:54
  • Layer visibility allows you to turn on and off layers - it doesn't show what symbols represent which layers. I'm looking for something like the following: Legend Road ====== River ~~~~~~~~ Commercial Land ///// Oct 19, 2015 at 17:26

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If you're looking for a properly symbolized legend in ArcGIS for Windows Mobile, you will unfortunately have to write your own implementation using the LegendItem class to render the swatches.

As a start, you would do something similar to this...

size = new Size(25, 25);  
IList<LegendItem> legendList = layer.Renderer.GetLegendSwatches(YOUR_PANEL.BackColor, size.Width, size.Height);  
if (legendList != null)  
  foreach (LegendItem legendSwatch in legendList)  
    PictureBox picture = new PictureBox();  
    picture.Size =  size;   
    picture.Image = legendSwatch.Image;  
    picture.Location = // .......
  • I trust Thomas' answer but will never have the time to implement. Unfortunate that the off the shelf app doesn't have a legend. Oct 20, 2015 at 19:20

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