The data frame "Clip to Shape" feature, to hide both symbols and labels outside of a specified shape, seems to be gone from ArcGIS Pro.

I'm able to use Masking (Feature Layer->Appearance->Drawing->Masking) to get the same results for the symbols, but the labels continue to be generated everywhere.

Is there any way that will mask labels outside of a shape without having to actually clip the data?


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Per @Keagan Allan and to provide a response for the time being. It appears that this feature is yet to be available in ArcGIS Pro. In ArcMap, you could use the "Reshape Tool"

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Masking Layers by Layer

Two-three years later: Masking available for layers and labels.

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    Are you saying it is now possible to mask labels? The dropdown you're showing is listing layers and still doesn't appear to affect labels, unless I'm mistaken.
    – BlueTalon
    Jul 12, 2021 at 2:40
  • yes this answer is not correct for the question. Masking works for hiding the features but not the labels.
    – Theo F
    Jul 20, 2021 at 10:30

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