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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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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 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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Where does ArcGIS persist shared AddIn folder configuration

We want to rollout our customized ArcGIS AddIns enterprise wide. Therefore the esriAddinfiles are stored on a shared folder on the network. ArcGIS does automatically install those (and any updates) if ...
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Common custom toolbar for several different arcgis desktop addins using C#

Suppose, I have two arcgis desktop add ins C1Addin and C2Addin developed in c# with the following components: C1Addin: Button_1 C2Addin: Button_2 When the 1st addin which may be any of the two ...
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vb.net arcmap add-in loop through a dbf file get 'System.NullReferenceException' error

I am using vb.net arcmap add-in. I encounter a System.NullReferenceException error and cause arcmap crash. The workflow in my vb.net code is: (1) create a ShapefileWorkspaceFactory (2) use the ...
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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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how to create map package programatically using C#?

I'm using .NET SDK to create ArcMap toolbar with arcgis 10.1. how do i create map package .mpk programatically? http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//006600000403000000
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Why would Dissolve stop working in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an ArcMap Add-In that completes various geoprocessing steps, including Dissolve (using ESRI.ArcGIS.DataManagementTools.Dissolve). This tool worked at 10.0, but I just upgraded to 10.1 SP1 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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mapping and update data in database

We have two feature layers: layer A - drainage segment layer (along road outline) layer B - road centre line layer. In my SQL Server database I have a table storing the mapping information of ...
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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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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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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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Creating 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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Unregistering Addin using ESRIREGADDIN

I am struggling to find right syntax for unregistering addin using a bat file. path=%path%; "%CommonProgramFiles(x86)%"\ArcGIS\bin\ESRIRegAddIn.exe {5980f3b2-f335-47c4-bfd4-bfa181dd9c4d} /u Problem ...
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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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Add to geoprocessing environments when creating ArcGIS .net Add-in

I would like to add a new environment to the Geoprocessor Environments from an ArcMap.net Add in. I try adding the env to the GPEnvironmentManager with the following code but when ArcMap opens and I ...
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Can a custom add-in execute code upon install of the .esriaddin [closed]

I have made a custom add-in using C#.NET(a toolbar that contains buttons) and I was wondering if it is possible to have some code execute upon the install of the .esriaddin file. Basically I want to ...
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Unable to deploy add-in updates (ArcGIS Explorer build 2500)

I'm having trouble deploying updates for an add-in developed for AGX Desktop (build 2500). The initial deployment is fine. If I copy my addin.eaz file to the ...
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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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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 select a feature and get its fields by mouse click using Python Addin in ArcGIS?

I'm building a python addin tool in arcgis and I would like to click a feature, say a polygon on the map, and get the polygon's attributes,i.e. ID=3,NAME = "CITY3"...It's similar as the arcmap tool ...
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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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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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ArcMap add in constructor called not called on start up

I am converting some old tools to the new Add-In format and have noticed that the constructor is no longer being called during startup, instead it is being called when the tool is clicked for the ...
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How to display selected features in ArcGIS Identify Dialog using Visual Studio 2010/ArcObjects?

I'm brand new to ArcObjects SDKs and am struggling. I have a Python Add-in performing a query to select records (works great)and now trying to call the identify dialog via an .NET addin button that ...
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Issue with initializing ArcObjects Interface and classes

I was going through ArcObjects example on following linkWalkthrough_Building_custom_UI_elements .I followed same steps but I was getting error while initializing objects for following code. ...
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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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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 resolve an InvalidCastException for two Objects of the same type in an ArcMap AddIn?

I'm trying to work through an InvalidCastException that is being thrown when a form is displayed from an ArcMap Addin. This is a fairly recent occurrence and I haven't identified what has changed that ...
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How to make a custom properties dialog for a custom text background

I'm developing a custom text background in ArcObjects like in this example. I would like to know if it is possible to make a custom properties dialog to set up parameters of this text background. It ...
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Using custom xml file with ESRI addin and deployment

I creating an addin for ArcMap - but my code needs to read from an xml file to generate a dynamic form - I have put the form in the AppData folder as I don't think I can read from an xml file wrapped ...
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On Mouse Up Event in ArcMap Add-In

Does anyone know how to wire up mouse events on a map document? I have found a bunch of example code on how to wire up Add-In tools, but the Add-in I'm creating is a button. It should be as easy as ...
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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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ArcMap throws NullReferenceException for OnClick event of Add-In

I have this below code which is a toolbar button to open a dock able window in ArcMap 10.2 Desktop application and what happens is that I am able to install the toolbar button but when I a click that ...
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Repeat the same edit on several layers

For a project we have a master polygon layer which is the basis for a few "produced" layers. These produced layers may contain some of the original features and fields, and also additional ...
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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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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 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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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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arcmap open map via add in using C#

I just started working with arcmap and I have a question: How can I make the add in I made in C# to open a map automatically in arcmap? Just want to know what function to use or if it's even ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...