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Is it possible to create custom widgets in ArcGIS Online?

Last Published: March 1, 2024


Some occasions call for creating custom widgets in ArcGIS Online, however, ArcGIS Online does not support custom widgets. As a workaround, use Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition) to create the custom widgets and deploy the application in ArcGIS Online. To do so, follow the instructions described below:

  1. Create custom widgets using Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition. Follow the steps outlined in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition): Create a custom in-panel widget.
  2. Host the application with the custom widgets on the organization's web server. Refer to Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Deploy the app for steps to do this.
  3. Add the application as an item in ArcGIS Online. Refer to ArcGIS Online: Add apps for steps to do this.
Custom widgets can be shared publicly. For more information, refer to ArcGIS Online: Share items with everyone.

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  • ArcGIS Web AppBuilder
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Experience Builder

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