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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ArcObjects VB.Net - Looping through Layers from TOC and ListBox

Greetings, I'm creating a tool in ArcMap 10 using a windows form... its been a struggle (maybe some of you recognize the same themes in my questions) because this is the first time I've really messed ...
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Extracting lat/long from screen when using British National Grid projection in ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0, is it possible to click anywhere on the map (projected to British National Grid), but return the coordinates in WGS84 lat long?
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unique value symbolize layers from a lookup table

I need to create a large number of Arcmap layer files (v9.3 or 10), perhaps a hundred, from lookup tables. I don't have to set the symbol patch itself, that can be random, but I do need the value and ...
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Creating Panning Buttons in C#

I am new to this and still trying to learn. I have a bunch of VBA code that I am trying to convert to C# and even the most basic things are hanging me up. Currently I am trying to build a button ...
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Debugging 'module' object has no attribute 'SdeWorkspaceFactory'?

I am new to python, am debugging one of existing python code, where am facing an error "'module' object has no attribute 'SdeWorkspaceFactory". Earlier this code was working fine but suddenly does not ...
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ToolStrip Button click event is not fired on first click

I have a dockable window in a custom ArcMap extension. The dockable window has a regular windows forms ToolStrip control in it with ToolStripButtons on the ToolStrip. When the parent dockable window ...
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Restrict attribute value in ArcObjects

Is there a way in ArcObjects to restrict attribute value when user modifies it. Let's say for integer value between 0-10 or for string : no/yes?
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Is there a way to programatically get the FeatureClass's alias name?

I'd like to get the alias name of a FeatureClass, but I can't find an interface exposing that field. UPDATE: using IClassSchemaEdit, I'm able to specify an alias name, but I'm still unable to ...
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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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C# - Access content from ArcGIS Online

I have got an existing .NET C# desktop application which already reads various GIS formats. I would now like to add support to read data from ArcGIS Online. What options have I got to access ...
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How do I programatically edit the layer 'Display Expression'

I'm wondering if someone has or knows where a tool is to edit the 'Display Expression' of a Layer, or more specifically, a TableView, in ArcGIS Desktop. I know that it can't be accessed with Python, ...
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Conversion to SDE changes names

I could not find anything on this topic already discussed. We converted our file-based system in ESRI to an SDE instance on Sql Server. We made changes in our code to open using the connection string ...
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Is it possible to disable an Extension Addin on Startup

I am currently creating an Addin, that can be toggled on/off from the extension manager. What I want to do is when ArcMap is being loaded, to check the license level being used (which I have done), ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 - Re-writing an add-in application from processing an SDE Geodatabase to processing a file Geodatabase

ArcGIS 10.1- I am planing to re-write an Add-in application targeting SDE Geodatabase(ArcObjects) to an add-in application targeting file Geodatabase. The Add-in application is a Tool that allow the ...
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Objects in this class cannot be updated outside an edit session

HI i am trying to update my feature class with some new parameters using IEditWorkSpace, Following is my code --- IWorkspaceFactory workspaceFactory = new AccessWorkspaceFactory(); IWorkspace ...
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Access Personal geodatabase using java

Following example through ESRI is to access the features of file geodatabase (GDB) , ...
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Get the distance from a point on a polyline to polyline's from point

I have a polyline and a point on the polyline. I need to find the distance from the from point of the polyline to that point. ICurve.QueryPoint method does the opposite thing. It gives a point ...
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How to get the nearest line to a feature?

I have features on map, and i want to get the nearest poly-line to each one. How to write spatial query to get the nearest one. I tried to use ISpatialFilter but i couldn't reach anything.
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Get Number of Rows, ArcObjects (VBA 6.0)

I am sorry to bother with what may be an easy question for most of you but i am new to ArcObjects (VBA 6.0) in ArcMap (ArcGIS 10.0) and i am really struggling here. I am trying to count the number of ...
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How to drag a layer from ArcMap Add-in into its MXD?

I have a simple ArcMap Add-in that displays all featureclass names in a database inside of a ListBox. If I select a name or multiple names in the listbox, how can I drag and drop it in ArcMap? Just ...
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.Net to Python - ArcGIS Add-in

Background: I have been tasked with porting a 9.3 .NET toolbar to ArcGIS 10 / 10.1. I am a dyed in the wool Python programmer and, while digging through someone else's .Net is interesting, it isn't ...
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How to serialize IStyleGallery Object? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I store an ArcObject inside a BLOB or XML field? I am saving shape file in database and now i want the symbology selected for the feature layer also get stored in ...
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Custom C# tool populate field combobox parameter from layer parameter

I'm creating a custom tool for arcmap toolbox where user select FeatureLayer in one combobox, and in next combobox user can select a field from selected FeatureLayer. FeatureLayer combobox fills ...
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How do I delete specific graphics on the map using arcobjects

I am writing a small application that allows the user to click on the map, and it will create 3 buffers (these are graphics using the IElement interface) at specified distances. What I want to do is ...
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Geoprocessing fails in separate thread

I have a method that does a bunch of geoprocessing on some layers for my ArcMap extension. It creates a feature-to-point layer for one FeatureClass and another feature-to-point layer for another ...
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How to create a graphic point by xy value?

I have implemented this code to create point event layer by xy text file, however I'm wondering how to create a point graphic by xy value? This script draws point graphic by mouse down. When I ...
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Get the names of currently visible rasters from a catalog

I have a simple win form app with a map control on it. The map has a layer (MADtedLayer) that was initialized from a catalog in a personal database (Access). The files displayed are DTED. I need to ...
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Associating data in a form with an SDE Layer

I was wondering if there was a way to associate/persist some data about an SDE featureclass when viewing via ArcCatalog. I know you can have metadata - but I don't want to use that, and I'm pretty ...
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ArcMap Form/Button VB.NET MxDocument hook

---UPDATE--- see below I have a scaling raster tool that I'm attempting to migrate from ArcGIS 9.3.1 VBA to VB.NET (Visual Studio 2010). I have a BaseTool that is used to put two graphic points ...
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Getting Basic Information about ArcGIS Map Service With IGxDialog

I am having a helluva time trying to get some basic information (server URL) about an ArcGIS Map Service using the basic IGxDialog. So far, I am able to pop open the IGxDialog, and allow the user to ...
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Running EsriRegAsm on Windows 7 without running as Administrator?

Even though I'm logged in as a user with admin privs, Windows 7 still won't let me register with EsriRegAsm.exe. I need to explicitly run as Administrator. Is there some way to configure a machine ...
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Change The Label Field In GeoFeatureLayer

I currently have a basic shapefile that's a map of the United States. It has the name of the states, populations, and other pieces of information that I can get the names of via the following code: ...
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Getting an empty geometry when retrieving the envelope of a GroupElement in ArcObjects: what might be wrong?

I am working in ArcGIS 10.0 (ArcMap) and Python 2.6.5 and in the Data View. I have an IGroupElement3 to which I add a TextElement and up to several RectangleElements. I want then to retrieve the ...
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How to work with .lyr files in ArcGIS Engine

I want to be able to load .lyr files created in ArcMap and ArcGIS Engine and save any updates in symbology in ArcGIS Engine back to the .lyr file. What APIs should I use the only method I found so ...
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How do I make an icon with some text to popup when I hover over it and for it not to be slow?

I would like to make an icon on the screen and have hover popup text. Ideally the text will be black with a white background. Right now my icon is a bitmap created like this GraphicTrackerClass ...
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What's the difference between dynamicDisplay and Display?

The overriden function is public override void DrawDynamicLayer(esriDynamicDrawPhase DynamicDrawPhase, IDisplay Display, IDynamicDisplay dynamicDisplay) What's the difference between dynamicDisplay ...
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ArcEngine draw a polyline or multipoint

Does anyone have a bit of code to plot a multiline? I just want to add some IPoints to a collection and display in a particular color and width, but I can't find a good way to do this. Right now I'm ...
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How to get pre-change Object state from a Class Extension change event in ArcObjects?

I have an Esri based system with a class extension registered for the feature classes. This extension implements IObjectClassEvents, and handles OnChange. I get passed the modified object, but after ...
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How to properly initialize ArcMap data frame created with IMaps.Create method?

In a custom ArcMap command implemented in .NET C# I create a new data frame this way: // mxDocument is IMxDocument IMap newMap = mxDocument.Maps.Create(); // create new data frame newMap.Name = "I ...
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Using ArcGIS for Server and ArcSDE for importing shapefiles?

Is there a way to use ArcGIS Server web services to perform the task below? I have .NET ArcObjects code to import shapefiles to Spatial DB which works on ArcGIS for Desktop. This code used ArcSDE to ...
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How to set custom fullextent?

I have a WPF Map control whose extent I would like to restrict to a certain area (e.g. to the full extent of some layer). That is, a user should not be able to zoom out too far, or shift the map to an ...
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Invalid SQL-Statement error when querying file-geodatabase table date field with arcobjects

I want to query a DateTime Field in a table in a file-geodatabase and I keep on getting the error "invalid sql statement" (Error Code: -2147220985) while that sql statement does not give me an error ...
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Working with topology errors sample code error

I am following the sample code from ESRI for checking topology errors using vb.net. But in my workspace an error happened. My code is listed below: ' Step 1 - access a topology Dim topoUiD As ...
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Access a topology sample code runtime error when define ITopologyExtension

I encountered a runtime error when I used the sample code from ESRI on Accessing a topology. The sample code is as follows: Dim topoUiD As UID = New UIDClass topoUiD.Value = ...
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How to get a Layer as ILayer (ArcObjects)

I had asked this question previously which I think will work. But as I am new to this, I can't figure out how to get a Layer as an ILayer object to pass to the method that's in my previous questions ...
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Ring to Polygon

I want to get an exterior ring from a polygon. I need to itopologicaloperator.intersect a line with the polygon (exterior ring) to read attributes from the line. I have the original Polygon I can get ...
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How to generate StreetFrom and StreetTo data from street segments?

Background: I have a polyline feature class of about 4000 street centerline segments for which I would like to add data on what streets the segments intersect with. I would like to add some new ...
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How to tell when a new MXD is opened

I am trying to force a tab from a tab container to open to a specific tab once a new MXD is opened. Currently it will stay on a previously selected tab when I use the catalog(docked) to open a new ...
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Display DegreesMinutesSeconds on status bar

I have used status bar to display x and y coordinates in esriDirectionUnits.esriDUDegreesMinutesSeconds form. I have created the code like this statusBarXY.Text = string.Format("{0}, {1} {2}", ...
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Arcobjects: how do I find if a line intersects a polygon?

I have one closed Polyline: "rectangle" and an open Polyline: "line". Both Polylines may be Z aware. What is the best way to find if the "line" intersects the "rectangle" in the XY plane? That is I ...