Locator Tools

The Locator tool provides efficient and varied methods for finding features on the map. The Locator finds the specified object and related objects.

You can use the Add to Selection utility to add features in the results list to the Selection tab of the Attribute Viewer. Right-click the layer and choose Add to Selection to select the entire layer. Right-click tools also allow you to zoom to the selected feature and highlight it. If the Locator form is hiding a highlighted feature, the form becomes transparent to make the highlighted feature visible when it flashes.

The Locator Tool remembers the last locator selected as well as the status of the options (Auto Zoom and Auto Add to Selection).

Following is a list of the locators provided with the installation of ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine.

No matter which locator you choose, all have a Stop button. Each time you begin a search by clicking Find, the middle button on the user interface becomes Stop. Click Stop to cancel the search before it is finished. When the search is complete (or cancelled), the middle button reverts to Clear, which empties the results displayed in the bottom portion of the Locator tool's user interface as well as any search criteria.

IMPORTANT: Regarding joins, the Locator tool respects one or more table joins to both internal and external data sources including other geodatabases and spreadsheets. The Locator tool does not display table joins when the "Show All Tables" option is enabled.
IMPORTANT: Regarding XY Event Source Layers, these layers are not supported by the Locator tool and they do not appear in the Search field. However, when "Show All Tables" is selected, the tables associated with these layers are displayed. These tables are supported in the Locator tool.

QR code for this page

Was this helpful?