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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Simplest way to add built-in commands to an custom add-in

Currently in Config.esriaddinx I have <Button id="my_UniqueID" class="MyWrapperClass" caption="My Caption" image="Images\My_Image.png" ...> </Button> and then I implement ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...