ArcObjects is a set of COM-based APIs from ESRI Inc. that are used in several of their products including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Engine and ArcGIS Server.

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Creating floating-only (non-dockable) window in ArcMap using ArcObjects?

I'm looking for a way to create a floating window in ArcMap. To give an example just look at the window of the Identify tool. Floating means that it stays in front of the map document at all times ...
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Can custom map tiles be consumed via ArcObjects within my ArcGIS 10 Desktop AddIn?

Can I programmatically consume and render custom map tiles in ArcMap via our ArcGIS 10 Desktop AddIn? The AddIn is built using the ArcObjects SDK for C#/.NET and ArcGIS 10. Pulling and rendering map ...
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What are the implications of using .NET Generics to store ArcObjects?

I'm wondering what are the implications of using Generic types in .NET to store ArcObjects, such as ILayer, IField, etc. The compiler throws me a warning when using these kind of values public class ...
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ArcObjects (ArcGIS for Desktop and C#): How to cast between the ArcMap COM UI and my custom .Net UserControl objects?

I'm creating a utility to run in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcObjects (9.3.1 SDK) and C#.Net. My prototype involves a toolbar with two comboboxes and a tool. The first combo selects a layer in the TOC, ...
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Why do I need ArcGIS Server just to host ArcObjects in a web service?

I get this question a lot from web developers, and would like to have a short concise answer for them ... Why do I need ArcGIS Server just to host ArcObjects in a web service?
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Geometry from multiple selected features into one geometry

Lets see if I can explain what I'm trying to do. First of all I have developed an AddIn for ArcMap that can take one selected feature (Polygon) on a layer, grab the geometry of that feature, and save ...
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Build and export PDF maps using ArcObjects?

I have a series of featureclasses and rasters generated using ArcObjects and calls to the Geoprocessor. I have the paths to the output, which are located in a file geodatabase. How can I use ...
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With arcpy, how do I detect relationship classes in a file GDB (or can't I)?

I would like to be able to detect relationship classes in a file GDB. Because users of my script might have only an ArcView level license, they would not be able to manipulate the schema of a feature ...
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What are mystery green lines in Layout View produced during ArcObjects script execution?

Could any of ArcObjects guru tell me, what are these green lines on my Page Layout and what to do, or not to do, so they do not appear? See image attached. I do used ArcObjects from Python. My script ...
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Is it possible to use a Multipatch to implement IFeatureRenderer.Draw in a custom renderer

I have a custom renderer which need to render modified geometry. The input features are all coming in via the IFeatureCursor as polygon elements. (This is similar to this example, though I'm not ...
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How to efficiently (programmatically) determine whether two datasets have / don't have identical content?

Given: a geodatabase A that contains 100 datasets named a1 .. a100 a geodatabase B that contains 100 datasets named b1 .. b100 I want to programmatically (*) determine for each dataset pair (ai, ...
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Automatically display related records for selected feature in tablewindow with ArcObjects

Is there a way through ArcObjects to automatically display the related table(s) for the selected feature in ArcMap in the attribute window (tablewindow) without the user having to click on it and ...
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ArcObjects with Left Join

I'm expecting an ArcObjects code which is equivalent to SQL left join. For example: I have the below SQL code, it's simple join to fetch the records from the both tables based on the ChecklistId ...
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What is the function of the ESRI.ArcGIS.AddIns.targets file?

I am currently upgrading from 10.2 to 10.3 and as expected there are always some issues with recompiling addins and upgrading the the visual studio version. There is now a known issue for which ...
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ArcObjects running in Addin slower?

I have created a class library which does some geoprocessing. The addin calls a class that is an async process. I have ensured the thread is STA and the arcobjects are thread safe (ie. not passed from ...
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What is hierarchy (object model) of features in ArcGIS?

I'm new to GIS. My understanding of shapefiles is that they are (contain?) featureclasses, that contain features (points, polylines, polygons). Is there a clear hierarchy for these files. Would the ...
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Where is feature cache in ArcMap for ArcObjects to access?

It seems that ArcMap keeps a cache for every layer which contains features data and every time wants to refresh layer or apply a change, uses this cache. As I found, when ArcMap wants to draw a layer ...
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How can you find ArcGIS version programatically?

Is there a way using ArcObjects.net to find out what version of ArcGIS is installed on a machine (i.e. 9.3., 10.0, 10.1)?
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Is it a bad idea to hold references to ArcObjects inside business classes?

According to best practices is it a bad idea to cache features and geometries inside business objects? If it is bad, what is the alternative way? References to features may be replaced with their Ids,...
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How to export only some feature classes to xml using ArcObjects?

I need to export some of the feature classes to an xml file ("export xml workspace") quite often so I'd like to automate the process. I've found an example here how to export a feature dataset to an ...
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How to determine on which side of a line a polygon feature falls?

I have parcel data intersecting line data. In the parcel data there are some parcels that don't intersect the line. How could I programmatically figure out if the non-intersecting parcel is on the ...
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Modify raster layer display and symbology properties programmatically with arcpy or ArcObjects

I have over 1500 NITF files that I need to be able to modify the layer display and symbology of programmatically from within ArcMap. I need to set the properties outlined in red below: I've looked ...
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Algorithm to fill the gaps adjacent to parcels

I would like to find a way to fill the gaps between the road and its surrounding parcels, like described in picture below: I have different parcels like A and B , i want to fill the gaps by adding ...
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ArcObjects/ArcServer 10.1 - How to programatically publish a map service?

I am migrating some ArcObjects C# code to 10.1 and am having some trouble programatically publishing an MSD. We are using a multi-site configuration (not sure if that matters). Here is the code I am ...
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How do I implement outbound arcobjects interfaces in C#?

I would like to write a class in C# that implements one or more outbound interfaces, for example ILayerEvents and IActiveViewEvents. Does anyone know how to do this with C#? Update Following @Chaz's ...
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.Net Solution Structure for ArcObjects and Geodatabase programming

OK - I understand that this is a bit subjective - but you're the best community forum I've got! So, we are talking about starting a fresh customisation for ArcGIS or a Windows app using Engine. I ...
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Why do these annotations appear stacked/overlapping?

I've encountered a strange problem while trying to populate an annotation feature class programmatically (ArcObjects, C#). As you can see in the image below, the characters in each text string seem to ...
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How do you programmatically read the coordinate display format in ArcMap?

I'm looking for a property (or properties) that will give me the display units and the formatting. I assume I need IMap.DistanceUnits but I can't find the formatting. Is this exposed? I am also ...
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How to programmatically determine the size of a feature class in a file geodatabase?

My answer to the question How to get the size of a file geodatabase feature class on disk? shows how one can enable a column in ArcCatalog showing the file size of FGDB feature classes in the contents ...
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Getting ArcGIS Templates in Visual Studio 2010?

I have a work computer which has ArcGIS desktop installed first and then VS2010 (just the way IT does it) and then templates are not available, anyone know what I need to do to see the templates? I ...
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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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Finding Nearest Feature Methods VB ArcObjects

Greetings, I have: (a) point feature class (b) polyline feature class I am trying to loop through the (a) point feature class to find the nearest feature from the (b) polyline feature class. Just ...
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How do I get the current Undo and Redo item in ArcMap Operation Stack?

I just posted this on ESRI forum and found this link so I am trying it here too: Research ArcGIS Resource Center document - How to work with the operation stack: http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/a.....
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Creating ArcGIS add-ins for both 10.0 and 10.1

Has anyone tried to deploy the ArcMap add-in for both ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS 10.1? There is a target version parameter in the add-in config XML file that needs to be specified. After upgrading the ...
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E_FAIL when calling ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IImageServer.Initialize()?

I am using ArcGIS Engine and Developer Kit 10 on Windows 7. Specifically, I'm writing an ArcObjects console program using Visual C# Express 2008. I am attempting connect to an image server via a URL (...
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How to create a 9.3 file geodatabase with ArcObjects SDK for ArcGIS 10?

In ArcGIS 10 I could use the Create File GDB geoprocessing tool to create a 9.3 file geodatabase or the Create Personal GDB geoprocessing tool to create a 9.3 personal geodatabase. But I cant't find a ...
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Measuring Angle of two Points from North in ArcGIS 10.3 C# SDK

What is the most reliable method to calculate angle of a line from north, defined by it’s from and to points? I used to use IMeasurementTool interface found in defense solutions namespace found in ...
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Is ArcFM or ArcMap leaking memory when switching between page templates?

Can anyone else reproduce the memory leak described below? Any insight into what may be causing the leak is appreciated. I have custom code that swaps between landscape and portrait templates and ...
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Looking for a region growing algorithm

I work with a raster set representing land values and I would like to automatically create polygons with random shape but with certain size and/or land value given a centroid point of each polygon. ...
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Exporting ArcGIS plugin data source to Shape?

I have implemented a plug-in data source for ArcGIS. In my case, the format read by the plug-in may contain point, line and polygon features within the same file. In my implementation the data file ...
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Customizing Create Features window in ArcMap?

Can I customize Create Features window in ArcMap? (whether by using ArcMap capabilities or by writing ArcMap-Addin) I've read about Creating custom ArcMap TOC views, is there something similar for ...
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Add layer to open mxd using ArcObjects from outside the map document crashes ArcMap

I have an Access database (MS Access 2010) that allows users to enter a variety of land treatment information including associated points, lines, or polygons which users can select and the database ...
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Converting high precision dataset in file geodatabase to low precision using ArcObjects?

A high precision dataset was loaded from a file geodatabase into arcsde 9.3.1. The dataload was achieved by copy/paste in ArcCatalog. A custom tool (arcobjects) that extracts from the dataset to a ...
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How can my client catch mapservice timeouts?

I've got a gp service that exports pdfs using connections to mapservices. I'd like to write to a log file when a request to a service times out. For WMS mapservices I see I can use IWmsClientEvents ...
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Multithreading with ArcObjects

I am getting some weird errors while trying to implement multithreading with ArcObjects. I am trying following things on per thread basis: 1) Open SDE Workspace 2) Open Feature class 3) Perform ...
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Newbie to GIS Development in ArcGIS? [duplicate]

I am new to GIS development and was wondering if there are tutorials available for development in ArcGIS 10. I have some experience writing simple scripts in python and fooling around in model builder,...
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Migrate in a new programming GIS language

The last five years I have been working with VBA and ArcObjects for developing a specific application within ArcGIS. That project that began around 2008-2009 carried out with VBA and ArcObjects which ...
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Programmatically edit/update metadata in ArcGIS?

Has anyone succeeded in programmatically updating metadata in ArcGIS 10? Considering using Python/arcpy but ArcObjects (C# or Python/comtypes) is also a possibility. I need to update both the FGDC ...
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Troubleshooting ArcObjects performance problems

We have developed a relatively complex geoprocessing routine using a C# / ArcObjects (COM) / ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 / ArcSDE 9.3.1 / Oracle 11g stack. Running the routine on a complete dataset takes many,...
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ArcMap/ArcObjects - Drawing graphics onscreen: Explanation or tutorial for Draw/Refresh/PartialRefresh methods?

I find myself woefully lacking in understanding of when, why, and how (which type) to do screen draw/refresh/partial refresh. For instance, in a standalone Python script outside the application ...