Developing Web Applications with the Web ADF - Web controls  

GeoprocessingResourceManager control

The GeoprocessingResourceManager control allows a developer to add, remove, and set properties for any resource that provides geoprocessing services.   Only ArcGIS Server geoprocessing services are supported at this time.  The GeoprocessingTask control is designed to use the resources provided by the GeoprocessingResourceManager to work with geoprocessing tasks on the server.  A geoprocessing task on the server is a model or tool published within a geoprocessing service.    

Assembly: ESRI.ArcGIS.ADF.Web.UI.WebControls.dll
Class: ESRI.ArcGIS.ADF.Web.UI.WebControls.GeoprocessingResourceManager
Using the GeoprocessingResourceManager control
  1. Add the control to the page

    Open or create a Web site within Visual Studio.NET.   Open a Web form in design mode, select the Toolbox, and expand the ArcGIS Web Controls tab.  Drag and drop a GeoprocessingResourceManager on the Web form.  You should see the following in Visual Studio.NET:


    Note that the GeoprocessingResourceManager is only visible at design-time.
  2. Add resources

    To add geoprocessing resources for use within your Web application, activate the control, open or navigate to the Properties window, and click the ellipsis next to the ResourceItems property.  A resource collection editor dialog should be displayed.

    On the GeoprocessingResourceItem Collection Editor dialog, click the Add button to add a data source as a geoprocessing resource to the GeoprocessingResourceManager control.   A GeoprocessingResourceItem is added to the collection.   The following properties can be modified for a geoprocessing resource item in the collection editor dialog:

    a) Name

    The Name property is used to uniquely identify the resource within the web application.  It is highly recommended to set the resource name to a descriptive value in your application. 

    b) Definition

    On the GeoprocessingResourceItem Collection Editor dialog, the Definition property provides a set of dialogs to connect to a data source provider and configure a resource.  Click the ellipsis (...) for the Definition property to open the Resource Definition Editor.  Select the Type of data source and define the appropriate properties (see dialogs below).   The Data Source property may be a url to an ArcGIS Server service catalog or local machine name.   The Identity property enables you to define the appropriate runtime credentials to connect to the data source and utilize the resource.  The Resource property defines the geoprocessing service to use when working with the resource.   The format of each property string is defined by the type of data source. 

    The following data source types are available:

    ArcGIS Server Local

    Connecting to an ArcGIS
    Server Local data source requires the machine name (connection host) on which the Server Object Manager is running.  Once entered, the Resource property provides a list of available geoprocessing services.  The Additional GIS Servers button enables configuring a fail-over or round-robin connection for the resource.  See Using the Connection Library for more details.  


    Note that the Identity property is grayed out and cannot be set from the Resource Definition Editor dialog.  At design-time, the identity of the user running Visual Studio is used to connect to an ArcGIS Server local data source.  At runtime, that identity is established by the Web application.  Only one identity can be used to define access to all ArcGIS Server local data sources in a single Web application.  This identity can be explicitly defined when building the Web ADF application in Visual Studio by right-clicking the Web project in Solution Explorer, and selecting the Add ArcGIS Identity option.  Enter the identity credentials that will be used to access ArcGIS Server local resources at runtime.  This information will be added to the web.config file within a standard ASP.NET identity tag.  If the "Encrypt identity in web.config" checkbox is checked, the identity tag is encrypted, otherwise the username and password are stored as clear text.  

    ArcGIS Server Internet

    ArcGIS Server Web Services require entering the partial URL to the ArcGIS Manager collection of services.  This URL includes the Web server host name, ArcGIS instance, and "services" folder name.  This general URL provides a list of ArcGIS Server Web Services to choose from. 

    If authentication is enabled for an ArcGIS Server Web service, you must provide a username and password to gain access to the Web service.  ArcGIS Server Web services are designed to use Basic authentication, therefore username and password are Base64 encoded and included in the HTTP request to the Web server.  Since this is inherently insecure, confirm that your Web site provides a secure channel for communication - namely it has enabled SSL encryption accessible via HTTPS.  This will sufficiently encrypt the transmission of identity credentials for Basic authentication.    

    Once the data source and identity (if necessary) are entered, the Resource property provides a list of available geoprocessing services.  The identity will determine which services are available.  If no identity is specified, the remote Web server is responsible for assigning an identity, often an anonymous user account.

  3. Specify buddy controls

    To utilize the resources in the GeoprocessingResourceManager, add a GeoprocessingTask control.  As a Web task, the GeoprocessingTask control can only work with one tool in one geoprocessing resource at a time.   You can also utilize geoprocessing resources programmatically via geoprocessing functionalities. 




  The following table provides a list of properties of interest.  For complete reference information, see the GeoprocessingResourceManager control in the library reference section.

Property Name  Type Description
ResourceItems GISResourceItemCollection The collection of geoprocessing resource items managed by the resource manager.