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ESRI ArcMap Add-in with app.settings not recognizing app.config changes

I have an ESRI Add-in developed for ArcMap which requires a configuration file. After spending a while trying to read config values from a single App.Config file (and always getting null) I believe ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to debug Esri Addin for ArcCatalog

It was a toss of a coin whether this question is a GIS.SE or StackOverflow question... I'm going with GIS.SE because the problem seems to lie with ArcCatalog. I have several addins that have been ...
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Measuring draw time of 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Debugging ArcMap Add-In .Net 4.5 in Visual Studio 2013: Unable to start ArcMap.exe

I am developping an ArcMap 10.3 Add-In targeting .NET framework 4.5 on Visual Studio 2013. I used ESRI's wizard to build a simple button add-in and the projects debug properties are configured to ...
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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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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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Unable to create .esriAddin; missing ESRI ArcGIS Add-in SDK components(s)?

What am I missing? I upgraded to ArcGIS 10.3 succesfully recompiled all other 20 or so addins after encountering a similar issue and renaming "ESRI.ArcGIS.AddIns.11.targets" to ...
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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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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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Adding STAThread to an ESRI Addin

I am a bit stuck at the moment, I have a c# addin, which as part of one the methods, contains SavefileDialog object. The code also contains a Timer. The steps for the user is: Click on the map ...
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Possible to Call ArcPy Script From AddIn in ArcGIS 10.0?

Is it possible to call an ArcPy script from a Java/.Net addin in ArcGIS 10.0?
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Why is ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.ComboBox configured with a number of W's?

I'm using a ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.ComboBox. I configure the size of the combobox in config.esriaddinx with the following xml: <ComboBox id="my_id" class="MyComboBox" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS crashes with no error number in Visual Studio

I've been developing Add-ins for a while with Visual Studio 2008 and ArcGIS 10. But in my new Add-in development process, I receive no error from Visual studio and ArcGIS crashes with error "Arcgis ...
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Making separator and button menu in customized Toolbar using ArcObjects?

How can I make a separator and button menu in customized Toolbar using ArcObjects?
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ArcMap Add-In Not Updating To Latest Version

I'm having an issue that I haven't experienced before with ArcMap Add-Ins and I'm hoping someone out there has experienced this and knows of a solution. We have an add-in build in VB.NET that is used ...
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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 ...