Remember part of submitting a great request for feedback starts with focused sample code that demonstrates the issue or problem as well as a detailed description of the steps to reproduce the issue with the browser version and operating system.
JS Bin in the Sandbox
When it comes time that you need to share your code with a colleague or need help on the forums, just click the JS Bin button to open the current sandbox code in JS Bin, save a snapshot of the bin, and share the JS Bin link e.g., (
https://jsbin.com/mokezem/edit?html,output) with the user community.
The sandbox recently received a much-needed facelift and we are excited to share some of the updated functionality contained in the sandbox update. The sandbox continues to provide the same functionality that it has since first introduced in the 3.x version.
- Toggle the visibility of the sandbox HTML code editor panel.
- Toggle the visibility of the sandbox output panel.
- Navigate back to the sample overview description page.
- Download the sample code currently in the sandbox code editor panel.
- Open the sample code currently in the sandbox code editor panel in a new JS Bin session.
- Refresh the sandbox output panel with the current updates contained in the code editor panel.
- Increase or decrease the viewport width of the sandbox HTML / Output panels using the vertical slider.
- Open the keyboard shortcuts window to reveal the help.
Many of the updates are visual changes but there are some new features such as keyboard shortcuts and the ability to open the current code changes in a JS Bin code sharing session. For more information on the keyboard shortcuts view the Keyboard shortcuts screenshot or try them out for yourself.
Once you start using the keyboard shortcuts, you will wonder how you ever did without them. Refreshing the output window (
Ctrl/Command + Enter), Comment / Uncomment line (
Ctrl/Command + /), and Beautfying (formatting) the sandbox code (
Ctrl/Command + Shift + L) are the immediate time savers. However, long time vi users will love (
Ctrl/Command + K) to toggle the keyboard mode of the sandbox code editor into vim mode. The keyboard shortcuts commands display properly for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Note: the sandbox code editor panel must have focus in order to invoke the keyboard shortcuts.
We hope you enjoy the updates to the sandbox and JS Bin integration. Note: these updates will be coming to the 3.x sandbox in the coming weeks.
Forums – GeoNet
The type of feedback that is the most helpful for the team through this mechanism consists of errors related to the website itself, such as broken links or samples, errors in the API Reference, etc. Questions about how to write code or solve a particular workflow should be addressed in the GeoNet forums.
Also, don’t forget you can always submit support incidents through support.esri.com. Developers and organizations that are currently on maintenance or paid support subscriptions have access to Esri Technical Support through email, Phone, or chat. If you think you may have found a bug in the software, please submit an Esri support incident. These issues will be tracked through the Esri support system and helps everyone in the community. For a list of issues fixed in each release be sure to read through the What’s New in 3.x and the Releases notes in 4.x.