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In ArcMap, there is a button to Pause the map's drawing. How do I programmatically call it from ArcObjects Code, before and after my heavy code runs?

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IMxApplication2.PauseDrawing Property should be used.

It can be used as follows:

IMxApplication2 mxApp=(IMxApplication2) m_App;

//do your process here
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