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Change the default tools and behaviors

ArcGIS 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 ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint configuration options.

Tool containers

Tools are displayed in the ArcGIS Maps's tool containers. Customizable tool containers are as follows:

Tool containers

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

Built-in tools

ArcGIS 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 ArcGIS Maps Configuration pane. The following images show the out-of-the-box tools included with ArcGIS 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 ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint Administration menu.

  1. Edit your page and place the ArcGIS Maps 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.
    Note:

    When adding tools to the Main menu, tools must be placed under Analysis Tools or Share. Tools added to the root level will not appear in the Web Part.

  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 ArcGIS Maps 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 ArcGIS Maps 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 ArcGIS Maps 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 ArcGIS Maps is Web Part Connectivity. To configure this behavior, refer to Web part communication.

Custom tools

ArcGIS 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.