I am using the template picker from the ESRI JS API. As far as I see it, the look and feel of the picker, cannot be customized very much at all. The rows and columns can be controlled, and in the API reference it mentions a style parameter, which does not seem to be able to do very much. What i would like to do, is to display the features in the Template picker in more of a list style.Default template View As you see in the first image (to the right), the patch is shown on the top of the image with the description below that. This style takes up a lot of real estate on the webpage. I would prefer to horizontally align the patch and the description, like you would see in a typical legend. is this possible, or does anyone know of another method to use a template picker like menu to activate the Editor in JS?

  • Any update on it? I am having same issue, and want to customize the template picker to have simple buttons instead of generate template based on the feature layer.
    – Jamil
    Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 18:44
  • Sorry Jamil - I am unaware of any edits or updates to this widget.
    – BretW
    Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 19:44

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I managed to get the text by the side of the symbol

I have modified style in the sample code from esri https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/ed_template_picker.html

You can find the updated code at http://jsfiddle.net/DineshAtPowel/025kv88y/1/

  • This look pretty cool - thanks for sticking with it and sharing an answer!
    – BretW
    Commented Nov 13, 2014 at 13:53

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