ArcGIS Pro 2.6 API Reference Guide
ConvertToGraphics Method

ArcGIS.Desktop.Layouts Namespace > Element Class : ConvertToGraphics Method
Convert the element to graphics. This method must be called on the MCT. Use QueuedTask.Run.
public Element[] ConvertToGraphics()
Public Function ConvertToGraphics() As Element()

Return Value

The list result will contain just one, selected GroupElement that contains all the individual element within it.
This method must be called within the lambda passed to QueuedTask.Run.
Map has reached maximum graphics count limit of 4000 elements. One or more elements cannot be created.
Map has reached maximum graphics size limit of 10 MB. One or more elements cannot be created.
The element is removed from the layout and the new graphic elements are added in its place.
//Convert a legend to a graphic and move the Title to the bottom of the legend and also move
//the label in the contents pane to the bottom of the list.

//Perform on the worker thread
await QueuedTask.Run(() =>
  Legend leg = layout.FindElement("Legend") as Legend;
  GroupElement result = leg.ConvertToGraphics().First() as GroupElement;
  Element firstElm = result.Elements.First();  //Note: Bottom element is first in drawing order.
  foreach (Element elm in result.Elements)
    if (elm.Name == "Title")
      elm.SetY(firstElm.GetY() - 0.25);  //Move title below other legend elements
      elm.SetTOCPositionAbsolute(result, false);  // Move Title item in TOC to bottom as well

Target Platforms: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7

See Also


Element Class
Element Members