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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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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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What is the correct way to handle assembly resolution in .NET ArcGIS add-ins?

This has been a thorn in my side for some time now -- in .NET ArcGIS add-ins, assembly dependencies packaged with the add-in are often not resolved correctly. I am still not sure why and under which ...
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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-In Does not Work on Other computers

I developed a user form that allows user to edit feature attributes in visual basic 2008. vb.net. The add-in's that I built work great on my computer, but when I tried it on another, it crashes ...
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How to get Database name for layer in ArcObjects?

I am writing an ArcGIS ArcMap Add-In and need to determine what database a given layer from. How can I determine this information? I attempted to use the FeatureLayer to get a FeatureClass, and then ...
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Can a Python script be executed from a .NET AddIn and also write its standard output and geoprocessor messages to the ArcMap Python Window?

Can a Python script be executed from a .NET AddIn and also write its standard output and geoprocessor message to the ArcMap Python Window? I have no problem call python scripts with Process.Start or ...
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Why do I get an “Type 'IPoint' is not defined” error in VB.NET

I am writing an add-in for ArcMap 10. I am trying to do Dim clickedPoint as IPoint in VB.NET, but I get "Type 'IPoint' is not defined" error. Do I have to import a class or how do I make this work?
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Adding “SelectByRectangle” tool to ArcMap custom toolbar Add-In

I am able to show the other esriArcMapUI selection tools in my custom toolbar, but "Select By Rectangle" does not appear. What is the correct Tool refID of it? <ESRI.Configuration ...
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How to Access the Current Workspace Using an ArcObjects Add-in for ArcMap?

Accessing current workspace using an ArcObjects add-in for ArcMap (Table of Contents has layer groups). I am trying to retrieve the current WorkSpace using ArcObjects for an ArcMap add-in in C#. Any ...
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How to create multiple dockable windows?

I am building an add-in and I have several different windows, which I open with the code below. This works fine. However, how can I create the same window n times? UID dockWinID = new UIDClass(); ...
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ArcObjects: Setting image of a command button to a partially transparent bitmap

In an ArcMap 10 add-in, I am attempting to create a toggle button of sorts whose image changes based on the button's state. This answer describes how to set an add-in button's image programmatically ...
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Is it possible to create an addin for a specifc MXD?

I am currently in the process of creating Addin's and also converting our VBA projects to .NET addins. With the VBA applications, they would only work with specific MXD's. Is this possible to do with ...
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How to read the app.config settings in ESRI ArcObjects ArcMap Add-In

I am developing custom toolbar and buttons for ArcMap 10.1 utilizing VS2010 and ArcObjects SDE 10.1 extensions. I put some application settings in the app.config file and I want to make them available ...
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Pythonaddins SaveDialog filter

If you look in the ArcGIS 10.1 help, the Pythonaddins module SaveDialog shows the following: SaveDialog({title}, {name_text}, {starting_location}) But if you open the python window in ArcMap, you ...
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CodeDom.Compiler fails in Arcmap add-in, but works from console app

The Test method in the code below succeeds in a console test app, but fails when I call it from within an Arcmap add-in, throwing a ReflectionTypeLoadException with a loader exception saying: ...
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How to disable ArcMap Addin combo boxes to not allow extra text next to them?

I am developing an Addin for ArcMap 10. There are two combo boxes that I use. On several of my users's computers, they get this extra text next to the combo box. It appears it is text from the ...
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Reference for IDockableWindow?

Kind of a newbie with ArcObjects .NET. Trying to open a dockable window with the following code: public class CAD_Test_01_button : ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Button { public CAD_Test_01_button() ...
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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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Write string to status bar that doesn't go away

I'm attempting to write the number of items matching a given query to the statusbar. when i debug through the code, i am able to step through and see the message hit the statusbar, but then it ...
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Problem Docking Add-In Toolbar in ArcGIS 10 SP4/5

I have developed an Add-In Toolbar for ArcGIS 10. It docks just fine on my development computer (which is running 10.0, no service packs according to ESRI's patch finder). It has been deployed to ...
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find path where add-ins are installed

I see that my add-ins are installed to C:\Users\Me\AppData\Local\ESRI\Desktop10.0\AssemblyCache{6C90269B-D233-4122-3747-C2AE1131E22C} Is it possible to find that file path from within the Add-in ...
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Is there a way to retrieve the version of the ArcMap Addins currently loaded?

The Addin system doesn't seem to be perfect. When I update the Addin in the network share, the version number immediately gets updated in the ArcMap Addin Manager, even though the updated binaries ...
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Streetview/Bing Bird's Eye Add-In

I'm trying to create an Add-In for this tool: Link to Google Maps and Bing from MXD (Streetview and Bird's Eye supported) I'm not receiving an error however my browser is not opening after I select ...
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Walkthrough: Add-In Command Bars root menu

I am wanting to create a new ArcMap Add-In project with just a custom root menu. According to the walkthrough, I can access the Add-In Command Bars (which has the Menu element) by adding a new item to ...
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ODBC connection issue on 64bit architecture

I'm migrating an addin to a 64bit machine using Arcmap 9.3.1. Upon execution, it returns the following error - "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch ...
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Adding a button from an add-in to a TOC context menu

I would like to add a button to a group layer context menu in the table of contents. The button is from an add-in that also contains an extension. Should be straight-forward enough. The extension ...
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How to add multiple shapefiles with VB.Net

I have created a toolbar add in for arc with a button that opens a form with 3 selections that are shapefiles, once the shapefile is selected I click the Add Layer button. Currently I can only get one ...
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VS2010 does not break on error when debugging ArcGIS add-in

I am having issues with VS2010 and debugging an ArcGIS add-in. The problem is that when there is an exception, it will not break on it and ArcMap(10.1) just crashes ("ArcMap has encountered...."). ...
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How to close the current mxd document through arcmap add-in

First, I open a mxd document named A in arcmap, then i use my add-in to generate another mxd document named B, then I use ArcMap.Application.OpenDocument(arcmapMapFileName); to open the ...
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Recommendations on an MVVM framework for ArcGIS Desktop add-ins and/or ArcGIS WPF Runtime

Is anyone using an MVVM framework with ArcGIS Desktop add-ins or the ArcGIS Runtime for WPF? I am leaning towards Caliburn.Micro simply because it seems to be the most popular "lightweight" MVVM ...
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Basic unit testing for ArcGIS 10.0 Java Add-in

I've been assigned the task of translating an old ArcGIS VBA script into a Java add-in. I finished the rough translation of the code, now I'm starting the debug process. The first unit test I want to ...
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Cubist Add-In for ArcMap

I'm looking for an ArcMap add-in that will create a raster based on rules from RuleQuest Research's Cubist .model files. Ideally, the add-in will give the user the option of matching input raster data ...
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custom dialog box for data and options settings

I want to design a custom dialog window where i can select various datasets of choice using scroll down option and specify some conditions and thresholds. Right now i am using python addins within ...
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How do I resolve error DataGridView/Label1 is not declared?

' set the active display Dim disp As ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.Mapping.MapDisplay = ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.Application.Application.ActiveMapDisplay ' define the item that selected by user Dim ...
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Why does a tool not call its constructor or OnActivate() method?

I'm working on an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 in .Net version 3.5. It was finely added in arcgis desktop 10.0 as addin tool and working finely. I added some code in the addin project and build that ...
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Is it possible to lock a single feature from editing in ArcObjects?

We're developing an ArcMap addin. Now we need a way to lock a feature from editing/deleting. Is this possible with ArcObjects or do we have to create our own implementation of locking? Example: User ...
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How to get a AddIn to appear in customize mode categories?

I was hoping that someone here might have tried this, it seems like it could be a simple error somewhere. I was running the sample AddIn that was provided by ESRI and it worked fine until I tried to ...
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ArcObjects: How to get a reference to layer in a java add in

I am trying to implement a java add-in version of this solution: unique value symbolize layers from a lookup table. At the same time I want to start coding in Java for the ArcGIS Desktop, so I am ...
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Is it possible to save PostGIS connection string in OGR add-in to QGIS?

In QGIS I've saved a couple of PostGIS connections for adding data. This works fine. I've been unable to save the connections in the OGR layer converter add-in though. Has anyone found a way to do ...
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ArcGIS custom addin icon

I'm working on a custom addin with C# + VS2010 + Arc10.1 Pre Release and I don't seem to find the way to make custom icons work for a button that the extension holds and for the extension itself. I ...
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Is it possible to disable an Extension Addin on Startup

I am currently creating an Addin, that can be toggled on/off from the extension manager. What I want to do is when ArcMap is being loaded, to check the license level being used (which I have done), ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 - Re-writing an add-in application from processing an SDE Geodatabase to processing a file Geodatabase

ArcGIS 10.1- I am planing to re-write an Add-in application targeting SDE Geodatabase(ArcObjects) to an add-in application targeting file Geodatabase. The Add-in application is a Tool that allow the ...
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How to drag a layer from ArcMap Add-in into its MXD?

I have a simple ArcMap Add-in that displays all featureclass names in a database inside of a ListBox. If I select a name or multiple names in the listbox, how can I drag and drop it in ArcMap? Just ...
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Errors when creating a TextElement from ArcObjects

I am attempting to add some text in the layout view of ArcMap. I’m using the following line for the TextElement that I’ve found online from numerous places including ArcObjects Library Reference. ...
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How to create windows form based tools as add-ins in arcgis 10.0 using vb2010

Here i am again with a query again. Let me explain the project layout first. I am writing a project in vb2010 in which i want to add a package having 4 toolbars with about 48 tools in them in ArcMap ...
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How to Disable the add-in button when ArcMap is started?

Question 1:How to Disable the add-in button when the ArcMap started,then I use the SelectByRectangletool select features,then the button enabled! I am a fresh man about the add-in. Question 2:I made ...
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pythonaddin button return value

I have asked this question a while back but within arcgis environment without using addin. Now i am trying to do the same task to get pixel value when user click anywhere on screen, to use in later ...
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Select By Attribute using geoprocessing without using layers?

I am selecting features based on attributes within an ArcGIS Add-In. The selections are pretty simple(e.g. "DESCRIPTION = left"). Is there a tool or method of doing this that doesn't require passing ...
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Debug target is missing - how to set in VS 2010 Express?

I updated ArcGIS from 10.1 to 10.2 and recompiled all Addins with ArcObjects 10.2. I am having an issue with 1 addin that accesses a custom tool in a toolbox and want to debug the project. However, ...