Represents a type of map content.

Namespace:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.Mapping

Assembly:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer (in ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.dll) Version: (


public abstract class MapItem
Visual Basic (Declaration)
Public MustInherit Class MapItem


Map content is represented by a number of classes, all of which inherit from the MapItem abstractMustInheritabstractabstract (MustInherit in Visual Basic) class. MapItem defines members such as ID and Name that are shared by all derived MapItem types. Each derived type of MapItem can be thought of as a building block of map content. When you add a MapItem to a map it appears in the ArcGIS Explorer table of contents, and if the MapItem has associated data or graphics, they will be displayed in the map. The table below gives a brief description of each MapItem type:
MapItem TypeDescription
NoteA single graphic associated with a popup window.
LinkA link to a URL, file or external application.
ViewA stored location in 2D or 3D associated with a popup window.
ImageOverlayAn image which is positioned in relation to the map window.
FolderA container used to organize map content into logical groups.
LayersA subset of MapItems that reference geographic data.
BasemapThe background layers displayed in the map.
PackageChildLayerA constituent part of a PackageLayer
ServiceChildLayerA constituent part of a ServiceLayer
KmlNodeA constituent part of a KmlLayer

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