This is an archive related to a previous version of Esri Maps for SharePoint. If you need the current version go to http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-sharepoint/.

Change the default tools and behaviors

Esri Maps for SharePoint includes a standard set of tools and functionality, such as panning, zooming, selecting features, and routing. While the default tools cover a large range of functionality, you may want to add or remove tools to fulfill your users' needs.

You must be an administrator on the SharePoint site to access the Esri Maps for SharePoint configuration options.

Tool containers

Tools are displayed in the Esri Maps Web Part's tool containers. Customizable tool containers are as follows:

Tool containers

  1. Main application menu
  2. Right banner tools
  3. Map contents toolbar
  4. Map tools toolbar
  5. Add data tools menu
  6. Layer options pane
  7. Selection tools menu
  8. Toolbar on pop-ups

Built-in tools

Esri Maps for SharePoint comes with a variety of built-in tools that provide the basic functionality for the application. These include menus, buttons on toolbars, and tools selected through a menu.

You can add or remove these tools using the Esri Maps Web Part Configuration pane. The following images show the out-of-the-box tools included with Esri Maps for SharePoint and their location in the user interface.

Built-in tools

Built-in layer tools

Add a tool

Prerequisite:

You must be an administrator on the SharePoint site to access the Esri Maps for SharePoint Administration menu.

  1. Edit your page and place the Esri Maps Web Part in Edit mode.
  2. Configure Click Configure to open the Configuration pane.
  3. Under Configure, click Tools.
  4. Click the tool container to which you want to add the tool.
  5. Click Add (plus sign), expand the categories, and check the check box beside each desired tool.
    Add a tool
  6. Click Add and click OK to close the Configuration pane.
  7. Click Apply or OK on the Esri Maps Web Part properties pane to save changes to the map.
  8. Click Save to save your page.

Remove a tool

  1. Edit your page and place the Esri Maps Web Part in Edit mode.
  2. Configure Click Configure to open the Configuration pane.
  3. Under Configure, click Tools.
  4. Click the tool container that contains the tools you want to remove.
  5. Highlight the tool you want to remove.
  6. Click Remove (trash can).

    Remove tools

  7. Click OK to close the Configuration pane.
  8. Click Apply or OK on the Esri Maps Web Part properties pane to save changes to the map.
  9. Click Save to save your page.

Built-in behaviors

Behaviors execute functionality, but not in response to a particular user interaction (a mouse click, for example). Rather, behaviors are executed in response to some other mechanism; for example, behaviors can be created to respond to events fired by the map, a layer, other tools in the application, or even the hosting system itself.

One such behavior that can be configured for the Esri Maps Web Part is Web Part Connectivity. To configure this behavior, refer to Web part communication.

Custom tools

Esri Maps for SharePoint allows you to create your own custom tools and behaviors. For more information on creating custom tools, see the documentation section on extensibility.