Chapter 7. Advanced techniques

This chapter covers

  • Building an application from a JSON configuration
  • Writing a loader class to handle widget loading
  • Treating new functionality as a new widget
  • Taking advantage of the web map specification
  • Implementing advanced offline functionality

By now you have a fairly good grasp of the basics of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. You’ve seen how custom widgets are built, and you’ve loaded default widgets and used them in your applications. You should also have a well-rounded idea of how the Dojo Toolkit is used to build applications using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Believe it or not, I’ve intentionally kept things straightforward and tried to prevent showing overly complicated examples that detract ...

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