I request a .PNG from a rest API, store it and create a IRasterLayer.

My problem is I'm trying to draw it to the focus map with the RasterLayer.Draw() method, but does not look like I'm doing it right because literally nothing seem to happen...

I'm using ArcObjects 10.4.1

Here is the code:

            byte[] image = await GetBBoxAsync(endpointUri, accessToken);
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(image);
            Image i = Image.FromStream(ms);


            IRasterLayer rasterLayer = new RasterLayerClass();

            foreach (ILayer layer in layers)
                // Get a random feature's spatial reference

                rasterLayer.SpatialReference = randomFeature.Shape.SpatialReference;

            IDisplay display = ArcMap.Document.ActiveView.ScreenDisplay;

            rasterLayer.Draw(ESRI.ArcGIS.esriSystem.esriDrawPhase.esriDPGeography, display, null);
            ArcMap.Document.ActiveView.PartialRefresh(esriViewDrawPhase.esriViewGeography, null, null);

I'm much new to Raster manipulation in ArcObjects... Am I missing something?

1 Answer 1


Add the layer to the your current map before drawing or refreshing the view.

(ArcMap.Document as IMxDocument).FocusMap.AddLayer(rasterLayer);
  • Worked like a charm. Thanks!
    – Jose
    Jun 11, 2019 at 20:41

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