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Dictionary renderer toolkit

Extend ArcGIS Pro, the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs by creating custom dictionary renderers. Dictionary renderers allow complex symbology specifications, such as those using in military symbology, to be configured and drawn in maps. This toolkit provides resources to support modifying and creating symbol dictionaries for use with the dictionary renderer to suit your symbolization requirements.


Dictionaries generated using this toolkit can be used in ArcGIS Pro 2.5 or higher and in ArcGIS Runtime SDKs 100.7 or higher.

The dictionaries can be shared as web styles for use with ArcGIS Runtime SDKs 100.10 or higher, ArcGIS Pro 2.6 or higher, and ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.13 or higher.

Note: The ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 4.16 and higher support point, line, and polygon symbols. The ArcGIS API for JavaScript versions 4.13 through 4.15 support point symbols only.

A previous version of this toolkit allowed for creation of dictionary styles that worked with ArcGIS Pro 2.4 and ArcGIS Runtime SDKs 100.6. It is archived as a branch of this repository and it's recommended that dictionaries be upgraded to version 3.0.0, which this toolkit documents from that previous 2.0.0 version. See Upgrading dictionary styles from a previous version for steps to upgrade.

See the ArcGIS Pro system requirements for requirements to run ArcGIS Pro.

In order to build Add-Ins provided in this repository, see the ArcGIS Pro 2.5 SDK for .NET requirements.


Esri welcomes contributions from anyone and everyone. For more information, see our guidelines for contributing.


Find a bug or want to request a new feature? Let us know by submitting an issue.


Copyright 2021 Esri

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at:

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

A copy of the license is available in the repository's license.txt file.


The Dictionary Renderer Toolkit provides documentation and tools for the creation of custom dictionary styles for use with the dictionary renderer.





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