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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 Add-In - protected dll-s crashes ArcMap [closed]

Have anyone tried to use a protected dll inside an ESRI Add-In for ArcGIS Desktop? We use a 3rd party company to protect our .NET dll-s before we package them. This has worked for ArcGIS extensions ...
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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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ArcObjects: Scale text not changing map units from miles to feet [closed]

I am adding scale text to a page layout. The code works, but the map units on the text scale still appear as miles and not feet as coded. Here is the code snippet to add scale text.... ...
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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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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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C# ArcObjects RubberBand Tracking Cancel

I've written a function to create a polygon based on geometry collected from the IRubberBand interface as follows: ITrackCancel esc = new CancelTrackerClass(); esc.CancelOnKeyPress = true; ...
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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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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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Get the geometry from the lasso selection tool

I'm building an Add-in solution in ArcGIS 10 that contains a custom tool. I'd like to borrow the functionality of the lasso selection tool without reinventing the wheel. Is there a way to intercept ...
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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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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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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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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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Run a ArcMap (10.0) Addin Button with VBA from a MS-Access form

I need a way to execute an ArcGis-Addin (vb.net) from a MS-Access database form (VBA). The problem is that there is no ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.Addin reference in VBA and the "pItem.Execute" method with ...
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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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how do you create an editable combobox addin for ArciGIS using Eclipse

Arc have a walkthrough to take you through this. Looks like I'm still crawling. The walkthrough can be found here: ...
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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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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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ArcObjects: How to measure the draw time of a 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to create a report from selected features in ArcMap

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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() ...