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When displaying your feature layers in a map and scene, you can quickly identify the attribute information about a particular feature. Click a feature in the view using the Explore tool and the default pop-up window displays a formatted list of field attributes. Pop-up windows can be repositioned and you can compare multiple features at once.

About a pop-up

There are several advantages to using pop-ups:

  • Pop-ups can streamline your workflow if you want to see a limited list of attributes all the time.

  • Pop-ups can be tailored for sharing information in a well-formatted, stylized manner.

  • You can optionally pin a pop-up to the screen to compare features.

  • When you create pop-ups and author your specific content and style, it will be honored when shared in web layers. Pop-ups configured through can be consumed back into ArcGIS Pro and will appear in the opened map. To learn about sharing in web layers, see Author a web map.

Access pop-ups for your data's attributes

Open a pop-up for a feature by interacting with the view using the Explore tool Explore Tool, which is your primary tool for common navigation commands. Pop-up functionality is built directly into the Explore tool, so any single click over an identifiable feature will automatically open a window of attributes associated with it.

View data attributes in a pop-up

Depending on your workflow, the quickest way to identify and view your data's attributes may be by using a pop-up or using the Attributes pane. Understanding your data and your workflow will help you find the method that best suits your needs.

A pop-up, by default, will show you the attributes of one feature at a time, but allows you the flexibility to view configured content (custom text, field-value pairs, charts, images, and so on). For features that participate in relationships, you can view related data by using the tree control from the set of controls on the bottom of the pop-up window. For related data in your map, you will see the pop-up definition that you authored; for related data that does not exist in the map, you will see the default pop-up. Pop-ups are displayed for feature, raster, LAS, and TIN layers, with or without a selection, by interactively clicking in the view. However, pop-ups are read-only when viewing them.


The order pop-ups are presented depends on the Explore tool layer order options. This ordering can be controlled by selecting the desired option from the drop-down arrow under the Explore tool Explore Tool on the Map tab. The options include:

  • Topmost Layer - Only the single feature drawn on top will return a pop-up.
  • Visible Layer - Only the layer(s) currently turned on will return pop-ups.
  • Selectable Layers - Only the layer(s) marked as selectable will return pop-ups.
  • Selected in Contents - Only the layer(s) currently selected within the Contents pane will return pop-ups.
  • Candidate Pop-up - Only geocoded candidate results will return pop-ups.

If you want to edit features, you need to use the Attributes pane or the table view. This way you can view and edit the attribute values of one or more selected features. You can also see the attributes of any related features or tables. All selectable layers will show results in the Attributes pane.

Display pop-ups

When a pop-up is displayed, you can move it, pin it, or collapse it. Move a pop-up by dragging the pop-up window. A pinned pop-up is fixed in place and will not disappear until you close it, a new tool is activated, or it is unpinned and you click a new feature. A collapsed pop-up window is reduced in size so it does not interfere with the map. Resize a pop-up window from the lower right corner.


If you float the map view or move it to another monitor, the pop-up will not go with it.

Pin a pop-up window and compare information

The pop-up window can be pinned to the screen so it will not disappear when you click a new feature. This is helpful if you want side-by-side feature pop-up comparison or work with dual or large monitors and spread out your application display. You can pin more than one pop-up window in one map.

To pin a pop-up, click the Pin to screen button in the upper right of the pop-up window.

You can collapse both pinned and unpinned pop-up windows if you want to shrink their appearance in the view. No attributes will be visible, but the window banner remains with the controls to Pin or Unpin, Expand, and Close the window.

Custom pop-ups

To build your own pop-ups for feature layers, right-click the layer in the Contents pane and click Configure Pop-ups Configure pop-ups. The Pop-ups pane appears so you can customize the appearance. Customization includes the following:

  • Define a title for the pop-up window.
  • Add and configure media elements such as images, charts, and hyperlinks.
  • Add related data.
  • Style and format text properties such as font size, font color, borders, and colors.
  • Show a list of attachments.
  • Use Arcade expressions to allow for more formatting control.

A pop-up can only have one custom description and list of fields.


For layers with enabled attachments you can display the list of attachments within the pop-up. When a feature has attachments and you have chosen to show the list, you will see a set of hyperlinks that launch the attachment in the default file handler. Image attachments display by default. Features without attachments display a message that there are no attachments.

You can also source an image using attachments. By default, all attachments that are of type=image will be included in the pop-up. Alternatively, you can choose to only show the first attached image.

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