Chapter 5. Using Widgets and Toolbars

As a GIS web application developer, you want to focus on building a functionality specific to the application you are constructing. Spending valuable time and effort adding basic GIS functions such as zooming and panning to your application detracts from what should be your primary focus. Many applications also need to add an overview map, legend, or scale bar to be added to the user interface. Fortunately, the API provides user interface widgets that you can drop directly into your application and with a little configuration, they are ready to go.

The ArcGIS API for JavaScript also includes helper classes to add the navigation and drawing toolbars to your application. In this chapter, you'll learn how easy ...

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