you define a style for a layer, you specify how to display drawing objects
on that layer.
Style the drawing objects
in your map by creating layers and then applying one or more styles
to the selected layer.
better performance, create a new display map rather than modifying
the default map. There are circumstances when the default map is
automatically displayed, and if this map has a lot of objects, it
could take a while to display.
- A single map can have many drawing layers.
- You can specify a different style for
each drawing layer in your map, and combine multiple styles for
a single layer.
- You can create a theme for a drawing
layer. A theme varies the style based on data associated with the
object, for example, a darker color to represent a higher traffic
You can apply one or
more styles to layers in your map.
If a drawing object is
a member of more than one drawing layer, it inherits the style of
each layer of which it is a member. For example, if a line is in
both the Transportation layer and the Roads object class layer,
it inherits the styles of both layers. If the layers specify conflicting
style or visibility settings, the drawing object uses the style
and visibility settings of whichever layer is higher in the Display
Style objects by changing
one or more of the following:
- Linetype scale
- Plot style
- Symbol or image used to represent objects
- Adding hatch
- Adding text
- Adding annotation
in this section are for drawing objects. If you are styling a geospatial
feature layer, see Styling Features