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Changing Names in TOC Doesn't Update Legend Properly

This is related to an ArcMap add-in I coded up this past week. I'm trying to rename a layer in ArcMap and have the legend refresh properly. The renaming part is working fine, however I cannot get the ...
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How can I hide a tool from command window under category

I have created a tool, a button and a dockable window under one project. To open/close the dockable window, button is used. For some specific work, by clicking some specific button from dockable ...
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ArcObjects: IMapEvents.FeatureClassChanged doesn't fire if the layer's previous data source was invalid

Is there any other event besides IMapEvents.FeatureClassChanged that will be fired when a layer's data source changes? FeatureClassChanged doesn't seem to fire if the layer's previous data source was ...
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How to list ActiveView SelectionChanged event delegates in ArcObjects .NET?

I currently have an issue in an ArcObjects ArcMap add-in where my event handlers are seemingly-randomly being unhooked from the event I'm trying to catch. I've spent some time looking for a way to ...
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Can ArcGIS Desktop 10 Add-in Use IronPython?

Coming from the same background as the original poster in this thread, I wonder if anyone has had any success creating an Arc10 Add-In using IronPython. I have been able to access ArcObjects via ...
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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS 10 Addin - Code Doesn't Execute on Another Computer

I've created an ArcGIS 10 Addin that consists of a toolbar containing one button and one tool. The button opens a form, and the tool is disabled until the user enters some information on the form. ...
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How can I access standard ArcMap cursors?

I'm writing an Add-In for ArcGIS 10 and would like to use the standard mouse cursors ArcMap uses (e.g. the info cursor and the edit cursor). I hope it is possible to just use the right reference in ...
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Finding path where add-ins are installed for ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Can you change the add-in filename without changing the Visual Studio project name?

My solution has several projects in it, one of which is an Add-in project, and I'd like to keep the naming convention of all of the projects intact but change the filename of the generated .esriaddin ...
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How to programmatically access an Add-ins image?

From this thread: Can you programmatically change the button image for a ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Button? I've learned to change a command image programmatically, but... how can I programmatically ...
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Add-in; Failure to get code to execute when toolbar button pressed

I had written several VBA routines for ArcGIS up through v9.3 and have since upgraded to 10. Since VBA will be a thing of the past in the next version, I downloaded and installed VB Express 2008 and ...
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How do I drag item/file from ArcCatalog to custom UI form created with Toolbar Add-in?

I have created a button add-in in ArcMap that pops up custom UI/Form. I want to drag and drop file from ArcCatalog into the textbox on the Form. I am able to do so with windows explorer but not from ...
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ArcMap add-in (vb.net) datagridview will crash map when right click on the title part

I find the problem accidentally. In my ArcMap add-in, there is a search function which allows the user to search the geodb based on the value of a field. It works fine but today when I right click the ...
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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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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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Why is my add-in toolbar greyed out?

I installed an addIn toolbar for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program and I can see it, but all the tools are greyed out. Any idea why I can't see it? I am ...
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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 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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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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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 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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Arcgis SDK C#: Addin running code on arcmap startup

I know that the addins are 'lazy loading', but I want to initialize some variables on startup of arcmap. This would be loading user preference data for the workflow we have in place, updating the FC ...
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Is it possible that ArcObjectsed ITable.Search hits default table version but cursor iterates over the edited current version of the table?

I'm very new to ArcObjects and working on an ArcMap addin. I'm having some trouble with understanding the results I'm receiving from my queryFilter. It seems doing a ITable.Search(queryFilter, true) ...
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Signing ArcGIS Add-In with a post-build event

I'm attempting to automate signing of an ArcGIS Add-In using a post build event in visual studio that triggers a batch file (which subsequently triggers ESRISignAddIn utility). Running the batch file ...
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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 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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Creating a multiring buffer in ArcObjects

I am currently writing an an addin for ArcGIS in C#. The premise of the application is, the user will select a polygon, a multi ring buffer is created from the centroid of the polygon. The buffer ...
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Add-in installed, but its elements not appearing in ArcMap

I'm creating an Add-in for ArcMap 10.1. When I export file testproject.esriaddin and install (whether double-click or from Customize Mode > Add From File dialog), message of success appears. But ...
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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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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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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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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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CartographyTools missing in ArcGIS10.2

I have developed an ArcGIS Desktop AddIn for ArcGIS 10.1 using Visual Studio .Net 2010. The AddIn is established, widely used and by all accounts works well. Many folks have also been using it on ...
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Visual Studio not creating “.esriAddIn” file

I have an addin that I've been maintaining with Visual Studio 2010 Express for quite some time with no issues. Recently my computer was replaced and Studio 2012 Express was installed. Since that time ...
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ArcGIS AddIn with WPF DockableWindow causes ArcMap to not even start up anymore

I have a simple ArcGIS AddIn with a toolbar and a button on it, which opens a DockableWindow holding a UserControl with some UI Elements on it (a textbox and a listbox). The whole thing was made with ...
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How do you set an AddIn button's Help source and topicID values at runtime?

I would like a way to dynamically set the help source/topicID for a button. Example Snippet: <Button id="Acme_FullExtent" class="FullExtent" caption="Full Extent" tip="Zooms the ...
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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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How to wire ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Extension to a custom AddIn Button click event?

I am developing custom ArcMap toolbar with various AddIn tools, button and extension. I see the sample how to access the ActiveView events in the extension Initialize() method. private void ...