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Why can't the breakpoint be “hit” when debugging an ArcGIS 10 Add-In?

Now and then I run into the following problem: I start debugging the Add-In and breakpoints are ignored. Almost seems like the communication between the IDE and the component is not working. My ...
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Calling arcpy/python from .NET?

Are there any available examples that show how python can be integrated into a .NET ArcGIS Addin or Extension? I have a series of python scripts that I would like to call from form events (e.g. button ...
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ESRI ArcMap Add-in with app.settings not recognizing app.config changes

I have an ESRI Add-in developed for ArcMap which requires a configuration file. After spending a while trying to read config values from a single App.Config file (and always getting null) I believe ...
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ArcGIS 10 add-in: Top-level exception handling

The ArcGIS 10 add-in I'm working on is pretty simple -- just a tool control and a dockable window. I'm handling the specific exceptions I anticipate occuring at the source and throwing everything ...
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Is there a line symbology that also shows vertices?

Is there such a thing as a line/vertices symbology? If not a workaround? In some situations, particularly when editing, I would like to see my lines as well as all the vertices similar to the effect I ...
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How do I insert new-line character into Addin Extension Description?

Apparently the text box in Esri's Extension manager doesn't wrap text (10.0 SP2). As a workaround, I'm trying to insert newline characters into the xml file, but haven't found anything that works. ...
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What are pros and cons of Python add-ins vs .NET add-ins to ArcGIS for Desktop?

I found in ESRI .NET help: Python All ArcGIS Desktop applications include an embedded scripting language called Python. Many areas of ArcGIS—particularly geoprocessing—are accessible through ...
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ArcObjects running in Addin slower?

I have created a class library which does some geoprocessing. The addin calls a class that is an async process. I have ensured the thread is STA and the arcobjects are thread safe (ie. not passed from ...
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How to attach GP script tools, standard tools, and Python script to a toolbar?

I need to build a custom toolbar that can launch the following items: A Python script tool - shouldn't be a problem, as you can already attach these to a toolbar Out of the box functions such as the ...
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ArcGIS 10 add-in: Bring dockable window to front

I have an ArcGIS 10 ArcMap add-in written in C# .NET 3.5 that implements an ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.DockableWindow (which also inherits from UserControl) and an ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Tool that ...
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Unable to debug Esri Addin for ArcCatalog

It was a toss of a coin whether this question is a GIS.SE or StackOverflow question... I'm going with GIS.SE because the problem seems to lie with ArcCatalog. I have several addins that have been ...
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ESRI ArcMap Add-in Config.esriaddinx

I'm in the process of converting an older ArcMap extension to an Add-In in C# and I am trying to best take advantage of the XML based configuration. Config.esriaddinx works great for the basic set up ...
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Creating ArcGIS add-ins for both 10.0 and 10.1

Has anyone tried to deploy the ArcMap add-in for both ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS 10.1? There is a target version parameter in the add-in config XML file that needs to be specified. After upgrading the ...
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What is the target .NET Framework of ESRI ArcObjects SDK 10.2

I had ArcMap 10 Add-In project built with ArcObjects SDK for .NET 10.1 where I could not reference external COM DLL build on .NET 4.0 due to a .NET forward compatibility issue. (ArcObjects SDK 10.1 ...
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Possible to Call ArcPy Script From AddIn in ArcGIS 10.0?

Is it possible to call an ArcPy script from a Java/.Net addin in ArcGIS 10.0?
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ArcGIS 10 add-in: ComboBox add-in component focus issue

Update 9/9/11: Here is a minimal example project that will reproduce the issue for me (VS 2008 solution): http://wfurl.com/09061bf I have an ArcMap 10 add-in with a ComboBox class that I place on a ...
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Spatial Query works while stepping through debugger but not otherwise

ORIGINAL POST: I'm not actually sure whether this is a VB.net problem or an ESRI problem...but given the number of really odd ESRI quirks I've encountered, my money's on the latter... I have a piece ...
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How to find all ICommandItem instances of a custom button command in an ArcMap add-in?

I have an ArcMap 10.0 add-in in which I have a button that the user can place (using the Customize dialog in ArcMap) on any toolbar including user-created toolbars as well as standard ones or even 3rd ...
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ArcGIS 10: AddIn Extension loading toolbox issue

I have an extension class in an ArcMap addin project of which loads a custom toolbox into ArcToolbox when the user opens ArcMap or opens a previously created map. My toolbox gets added to ArcToolbox ...
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ArcMap Addin - add interoperability connection programatically

I'm currently building an add-in for ArcMap - ArcView using the .Net framework. The user of ArcMap and the Add-in should access data published from WFS services. I am aware that it is possible to ...
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Creating a VB.net Dataset in Visual Studio 2010 from an SDE Geodatabase

I am building an ArcMap Addin that contains several Windows Forms with controls that need to be bound to a database. I am trying to decide whether or not to use a native SQL Server Database or an SDE ...
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Measuring draw time of layer in ArcMap?

I'd like to quantitatively measure the display performance of mosaic datasets, image service layers, raster layers, feature layers, etc. in ArcMap 10. How can I measure the draw time of a particular ...
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Deployment options of ArcMap AddIn?

I made an addin for arcmap and want to deploy it using setup file. By double clicking the setup file anyone can install it in his machine and through installation it will check all dependencies and ...
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Is there a way to automatically increment the Version value in the Config.esriaddinx file?

I don't think there is an out-of-the-esri-box way to do this, but has anyone hacked up a way to change this value automatically for a build? Perhaps using a pre-build event command?
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How to make a WPF Window be a well-behaved child window of ArcMap?

I am pretty familiar with Windows Forms in ArcGIS but WPF, which I'm just starting to tinker with, seems to be a different animal. I've created an ArcMap add-in with a button that displays a Window ...
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How to add Add-in to ArcGIS Pro?

How can I add Add-in to ArcGIS Pro ? And where can I find it from ArcGIS Pro application?
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Is there a way to control which ArcMap AddIn is loaded first?

I have a shared DLL that use across multiple ArcMap AddIns. It rarely changes, but recently I've had to modify it and I started getting MissingMethodExceptions whenever I made calls to classes in ...
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How can I determine the layer name in an edit session?

I have a problem with an editor extension in an Add-In for ArcGIS 10. The editor extension listens on different events occuring on shapefile layers via registering listeners: ...
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Is it possible to add a command to the ArcMap Find dialog context menu?

I think I already know the answer to this... which is "no", but I wrote this up so I'll ask anyways. Is it possible using ArcObjects to extend/customize the ArcMap Find tool/dialog by adding a ...
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ArcGIS 10 Add-ins - How to adjust the size of an add-in toolbar?

I've built an add-in toolbar with two buttons. Works great, but I'd like to make the toolbar a little wider so that the user can see it's full caption. Is there a property I can adjust in the ...
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What is the function of the ESRI.ArcGIS.AddIns.targets file?

I am currently upgrading from 10.2 to 10.3 and as expected there are always some issues with recompiling addins and upgrading the the visual studio version. There is now a known issue for which ...
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Is an ArcMap 10.0 Add-In compatible with ArcMap 9.3?

I'm working on an Add-In for ArcMap 10.0 in .NET version 3.5. This add-in works fine with ArcMap 10.0. Now I want to use this add-in in ArcMap 9.3. But I couldn't add Add-In .dll file in ArcMap 9.3. ...
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Creating report from selected features in ArcMap using AddIn and C#?

I am new to ArcGIS and I am trying to create an Add-In button which can figure out which polygons are selected and query the selected polygons to generate a report on the underlying metadata ...
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Close DockableWindow in ArcGIS AddIn

I have an ArcMap 10.x AddIn in which I've developed a dockable window. Everything works great except that I want the dockable window to be closed when ArcMap first starts. If the user closes ArcMap ...
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How to find the service pack level in ArcGIS Addin?

I can query the current version from RuntimeInfo.Version. But I would also like to know what service pack is also installed. Do I need to just check the registery key ...
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Dockable window close event

Is there an event that fires when a custom dockable window is closed in ArcMap? My dockable window uses the Add-in pattern and hosts a WPF user control. It opens via a command button which is nested ...
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Using log4net in ArcMap addin solution

I would like to use log4net as the logging framework for my addin. However, now I'm having trouble in enabling logging in debug mode and in the released esriAddin file. It works in either one, not ...
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Alternatives to IPersistVariant in ArcMap add-in's?

I have migrated an classic COM ArcMap Extension of mine to an add-in. I have tried the new persistence approach of add-in's but I cannot serialize my custom objects through the XMLSerializer. I get ...
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List all active extensions with ArcObjects

I am building an ArcGIS 10 Addin that dumps out as much debug information about a system that I can get. I am currently trying to query which extensions are active in the ArcMap session. The following ...
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ArcMap AddIn Build Error when referencing external ActiveX Interface in VS2010

If the "Register for COM interop" is unchecked the projects builds without errors. But I have to reference external ActiveX Interface in my project so I have to have that check-box checked. I am ...
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How to use IDatabaseCompact.Compact() on an used IWorkspace, without permission denied

I am writting an ArcMap-AddIn with vb.net. I get an error when trying to compact my IWorkspace(mdb), the error is: COMException You tried to open a database, which was already opened by the ...
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What needs to be done to downgrade a ESRI addin from 10.1 to 10?

I have created an esri addin which targeted ArcGIS 10.1, however I need to have the addin to work on ArcGIS 10, what needs to be done within my solution to get it working? I have checked the ...
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Can an ArcGIS Addin be aware of whether it was installed from a shared folder or installed though the the Addin file?

I am distributing an Addin for ArcGIS, and I love when you point the Addin manager to a folder, updates automatically get applied on the next restart. However, when you click on an Addin, it takes ...
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DLL As Embedded Resource ArcMap Add-In? VB.NET

I tried using StackOverflow, but I don't think anyone can answer my question in context(ArcMap Addins). I am currently developing an add-in that needs to load a custom control DLL as a dependency. ...
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Can I compile an addin developed in ArcGIS 10.3.1 for use with 10.1 and 10.2?

I made an update to one of my addins mainly because users requested new features. I made the changes and compiled the addin in 10.3.1. Although I specified that the addin is compatible with 10.3 and ...
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How to get Listfields from Autocad DWG?

I trying to get LisfFields from AutoCad DWG, to arcpy Add-In, i have tried mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") Layers = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd) for Layers in Layers: ...
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How to call ESRISignAddIn Silently (no UI)?

I am creating a build workflow and I ran into some problems. When I call ESRISignAddIn.exe from the command prompt it is throwing up a dialog saying "Add-In successfully signed". I was expecting it ...
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Creating an ArcGIS Add-In to Export SLD

If I wanted to create an add-in for ArcGIS that exported the styling of a layer to SLD how much work would it be and what languages could I use? More info: I'm an experienced programmer, and have ...
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How can I view the Certificate of a code-signed ESRI AddIn (*.esriAddIn) without ESRIRegAddIn.exe?

For users with ArcGIS 10 installed, it's easy to view the certificate for a signed AddIn since it is presented to you in the Confirm Add-In file installation window. Is there a way to view this ...
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Why is ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.ComboBox configured with a number of W's?

I'm using a ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.ComboBox. I configure the size of the combobox in config.esriaddinx with the following xml: <ComboBox id="my_id" class="MyComboBox" ...