Selecting a layer for editing

Layers are selected for editing by enabling the Start/Stop Editing tool on the Edit toolbar or by checking the layer’s Edit check box on the Layers page in the Table of Contents.

In ArcPad, you can have up to three layers active for editing— one layer for each feature type: one point layer, one line layer, and one polygon layer. These layers can be shapefiles or ArcPad AXF layers, or a combination of these. Alternatively, if you are editing the Graphics Layer, you can only have that layer active.

  1. Tap the Start/Stop Editing button on the Edit toolbar.

    The drop-down list displays all of the editable layers in the current ArcPad map with a corresponding icon to indicate the type of layer.


  2. Tap the layer that you want to edit.

    In order to select more than one layer you will need to repeat steps 1 and 2. You can select one point, one line, and one polygon layer for editing, at one time, or a graphics layer.

    A red box around the layer icon indicates that the layer has been selected for editing.


    Determining the layer type : The different layers supported by ArcPad are represented by different icons. These icons are listed in section Layer icons


    Refer to section Editing basics, for more information on editing your data.