ArcGIS Pro 3.3 API Reference Guide
ArcGIS.Core.CIM Namespace / CIMBasicFeatureLayer Class / AutoGenerateFeatureTemplates Property

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    AutoGenerateFeatureTemplates Property
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    Gets or sets a value indicating whether to automatically generate feature templates from the renderer.
    public bool AutoGenerateFeatureTemplates {get; set;}
    Public Property AutoGenerateFeatureTemplates As Boolean
    Change Default Edit tool for a template
    public Task ChangeTemplateDefaultToolAsync(ArcGIS.Desktop.Mapping.FeatureLayer flayer,
                      string toolContentGUID, string templateName)
      return ArcGIS.Desktop.Framework.Threading.Tasks.QueuedTask.Run(() =>
        // retrieve the edit template form the layer by name
        var template = flayer?.GetTemplate(templateName) as ArcGIS.Desktop.Editing.Templates.EditingTemplate;
        // get the definition of the layer
        var layerDef = flayer?.GetDefinition() as ArcGIS.Core.CIM.CIMFeatureLayer;
        if ((template == null) || (layerDef == null))
        if (template.DefaultToolID != this.ID)
          bool updateLayerDef = false;
          if (layerDef.AutoGenerateFeatureTemplates)
            layerDef.AutoGenerateFeatureTemplates = false;
            updateLayerDef = true;
          // retrieve the CIM edit template definition
          var templateDef = template.GetDefinition();
          // assign the GUID from the tool DAML definition, for example
          // <tool id="TestConstructionTool_SampleSDKTool" categoryRefID="esri_editing_construction_polyline" ….>
          //   <tooltip heading="">Tooltip text<disabledText /></tooltip>
          //   <content guid="e58239b3-9c69-49e5-ad4d-bb2ba29ff3ea" />
          // </tool>
          // then the toolContentGUID would be "e58239b3-9c69-49e5-ad4d-bb2ba29ff3ea"
          //At 2.x -
          //templateDef.ToolProgID = toolContentGUID;
          templateDef.DefaultToolGUID = toolContentGUID;
          // set the definition back to 
          // update the layer definition too
          if (updateLayerDef)

    Target Platforms: Windows 11, Windows 10

    ArcGIS Pro version: 3 or higher.
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