Represents a link to a URL, file or external application.

Namespace:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.Mapping

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


public sealed class Link : MapItem
Visual Basic (Declaration)
Public NotInheritable Class Link _
	Inherits MapItem


A Link is a type of map content, that contains a reference to a URL, file or external application. Typically you would use a Link to access information that is relevant to the map but may not be inherently geographic. For example, a spreadsheet that presents figures and charts for a sales region.

It is also possible to link to a related webpage or URL; the specified webpage will open in your default web browser when the link is launched. In order to launch a link that references an external application, you must have the appropriate application installed.

If you wish to display content that does not open in a separate application, consider using the Popup class individually, or in conjunction with a Note or View.

A Link can be stored in a map by adding to the Map.ChildItems collection in the same way as other derived MapItem types.

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