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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How can I control what is passed to the OnCreate() method when a command or tool is initialized? [closed]

In an ArcEngine application can I control what is passed to the OnCreate() method when a command or tool is initialized? (I am using a synchronization object because I have both a map and a ...
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Exploring ArcObjects through C# or VB from Python background

While I understand that this may be off topic to an extent, I am in a bit of a bind and could use some help directing my thought process and research. I have little programming background aside ...
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IEditSketch and IEditSketch2

What is the difference between IEditSketch and IEditSketch2? Also why there are same interfaces with the same name only with a difference "2" at the end of the interface's name ?
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What is the difference between ActiveView, FocusMap and PageLayout in ArcObjects?

I see that different starting points are used when interacting with ArcMap IMxDocument IMxDocument mxDocument = application.Document as IMxDocument; IActiveView activeView = ...
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What is the best approach to using IQueryFilter.WhereClause in ArcObjects?

What is your preferred / best approach to using IQueryFilter.WhereClause statements in ArcObjects (e.g. when selecting features by attributes)? You need to check the source type (shapefile / personal ...
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Given a collection of IPoints is there a quick way to get the extent that contains them?

I have a bunch of IPoints. I need an extent which contains all of them. Is there a quick way to do it? I had the idea of converting them to screen coordinates and then figuring it out manually but ...
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Maximum length of WHERE clause with IN statement

I need to get all features from feature class where their field value matches to input array. To achive this one may set IQueryFilter.WhereClause property similar to 'FIELD_NAME IN (array[0], ...
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Split a Polyline into small segments

I am writing an addin, which needs to split a polyline into a number of segments taking the number of segments as an input from user. How can I accomplish this?
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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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Determine overlapping points using a spatial filter in ArcObject

I have a point layer with thousands of points. Using a spatial filter, I have to find out those points which are intersecting each other. Then the objectid's of the intersecting points should be ...
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Sum the values of a single raster and output the value as a number?

I have a floating point raster and have applied a conditional to it in order to only extract the positive values, so there are 'no data' "holes" in the raster. I simply need to sum the values from ...
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Comparing two featureclasses using C#

I'm sorry, I know this is a pretty simple question but am having trouble getting this to work. Basically, I have 2 linear featureclasses and they both have the same fields and spatial reference. FC1 ...
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Programmatically alter AliasName for fields defined in layer file (not underlying source)

Is there a way to alter the AliasName on a layer file only, and not the underlying shapefile or feature class? I have a few hundred layers that define joins between hundreds of tables with census data ...
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CustomLayer Draw Com Exception

I'm trying to create a custom layer, nothing crazy just press a button and have something show up on the display and also have the layer display in the TOC. Well, the layer shows in the TOC but ...
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Guidelines for using ArcObjects from Python

By far, How do I access ArcObjects from Python? is my most read and referenced Q&A on GIS Stack Exchange. In spite of that success, it's probably one of my weakest areas when it comes to actual ...
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Editing ArcSDE table with ArcObjects?

The link below provides a code snippet for editing an ArcSDE table with ArcObjects. Are there any other or newer code examples out there of how to edit an ArcSDE table by using ArcObjects? Edit ...
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How do you determine if feature is editable?

I am using the FocusMap.FeatureSelection to return all the currently selected features. I want to process only the currently editable features and leave the remainder alone. How can I quickly ...
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Delete a feature data set in SDE 10 programmatically

Is there a way to delete a feature data set and all of its feature classes programmatically either by using custom code or pre-existing command line tools? There is a tool provided by SDE called ...
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Is IPolygon2.QueryExteriorRingsEx Method not working in ArcGIS version 10.1 SP1?

I am updating my addins from 10.0 to 10.1 and my code is crashing on the IPolygon2.QueryExteriorRingsEx Method. I understand there is something strange going on with this method because Developer ...
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How do I change the targeted .NET 4.0 Framework to version 3.5 in an existing VS 2010 EXPRESS project?

I am upgrading from ArcGIS desktop 10.0 to 10.1 and I have a bunch of addins developed in VS 2008 Express using ArcObjects 10.0. I would like to upgrade everything to 10.1 using VS 2010 Express. I ...
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How to select features that intersect but don't touch (using ArcObjects)?

So how do I do that? ArcMap's Select By Location selects also all features that touch, but I only need the ones that actually intersect the area. I currently use ...
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ArcObjects + comtypes at 10.1

Has anyone played around with using ArcObjects in Python at version 10.1? I am having all sorts of problems, such as TypeErrors when wrapping the ESRI OLB modules and AttributeErrors when attempting ...
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Programatically take screenshot of map extent in ArcMap 9.3

Is it possible to programatically capture a screenshot of the current map extent (the map area with any active displayed layers) in ArcMap with the ArcObjects .NET SDK?
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Is it possible to access the Catalog window programmatically in ArcMap?

Specifically, I would like to get the selected object, similar to the way you do in ArcCatalog through IGxDialog.SelectedObject. Is there a way to do this? So far I can get the Catalog ...
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Running ArcPy script from ArcObjects?

the standard method requires to run ArcPy script in command line, i've struggled with it to run but without a result, i can import arcpy, set the workspace to the geodatabase path and describe the env ...
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How to get exact ISymbol image size in pixels

I found the next code to convert ISymbol into bitmap image, but how to know the suitable image size? (suppose we have a ITextSymbol) private static Image PointSymbolToImage(ISymbol symbol, Size ...
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ArcObjects - Create a map in the background from layers and save as JPG

Given a series of map layers is it possible to arrange them in some order, add basic map features (north arrow, scale bar) and then save the result as a JPG. I'd like to accomplish this in the ...
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Adding data from a SQL Server Spatial database to ArcMap or ArcEngine application with ArcObjects for better performance

I have an ArcSDE geodatabase stored in MS SQL Server 2008 R2. The datasets in this geodatabase range from 10 record to 7 million records and there is a mixture of tables and spatial datasets (SQL ...
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Navigating ArcObjects Object Model Diagrams (OMDs)?

How does everyone get round navigating the different Object Model Diagrams (OMDs)? I can work with single interfaces no problem, but when i have to use multiple interfaces I struggle to get my head ...
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How to run VB scripts in ArcGIS?

Some questions about VB scipts: Can I read and modify the code of a VB script? If the answer is yes, how can I do it? How can I run a VB script? Can I use it as a VBA code eg.using variables instead ...
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Problem creating a point IFeatureClass

I'm trying to create a point IFeatureClass, but my code doesn't work. Public Function CreatePointFeatureClass(ByVal featureClassName As String, _ ByVal ...
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Get Database Table Name From Layer Name in ArcObjects

I am using ArcObjects v10.0 with a SQL Server 2008 database. Given the name of a Layer, is there a way for me to extract the corresponding name of the database table that represents that Layer? The ...
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How to set focus on ArcMap map window using arcobjects and c#.net

I have developed a custom dockable window with textboxes, comboboxes and a button for use in ArcMap. After the user clicks on the button in the dockable window a function is invoked. After the ...
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Intersection of two lines tool

Is there any way to make intersection of two lines tool with extending lines option, so the result would be a point. the hardest part is when the lines have to be extended to intersect. the tool will ...
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How to find self-intersecting polylines using ArcObjects?

If I have a polyline, how do I figure out whether it is self-intersecting? I tried to use ITopologicalOperator.IsSimple Property, but it always returns true. Are there any ways of doing these kind ...
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A bug in ESRI Line Geometry WKB that adds needless, trailing 0's behind otherwise valid WKB?

[Update 7.13.2012] My coworker noticed the the ESRI Line WKB is malformed contains unspecified trailing data, and since he's not active on GIS.SE, I posted his remarks as an answer. I'll wait a few ...
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Perform a spatial join in C# with ArcObjects

I feel like this has to be on the internet somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it. I'm attempting to perform a spatial join on a polygon and point layer. My goal is to push the polygon's ID ...
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Developing tools for ArcMap 9.x and 10.x

I've been asked to start developing something for ArcGIS 10.x, but here is the problem: in my computer I already have the SDK and ArcMap 9.3.1 installed. That means that I need to uninstall it before ...
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ArcObjects joins and non-persistent fields after joining to multiple tables

I have inherited a truly awful and very large ArcObjects project that was originally written in VB and then ported to C#. Apparently the source code I have been given is not the latest version and I ...
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ArcObjects - Finding the intersection of a polyline and polygon?

I have a polyline and polygon. The polyline will intersect the polygon at two or fewer points. I would like to get these intersection points as X and Y values. EDIT: Here is a quick code sample using ...
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MapScale not being persisted properly in mxd when programmatically changed outside of ArcMap environment

I am trying to change the scale of a map in an mxd OUTSIDE of ArcMap in a standalone Windows application. The problem is the scale is never persisted - the best code I have come up with is the ...
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Identifying features using ArcGIS Engine?

I am new to arcgis. I am building a custom desktop GIS application using arcgis engine 9.3.1 . I want to make a custom identify tool and add it to toolbar control. Any example or code will be ...
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How can I import layer symbology from another layer programmaticaly with ArcObjects & VBA?

I would like to be able to develop a procedure that runs through all layers in the TOC and if the layer (name) exists in a specific folder where I am storing layer files with complex symbology I would ...
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How do I upload a Featureclass to a Geodatabase in C#?

All, I have a featureclass with Arcobjects that came from a Shape file and I wish to import it into a geodatabase. I have the geodatabase connection, I just don't know how to load the feature class ...
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Getting feature at point in C#

I want to get the feature at where mouse was clicked in map. So I was wondering how to get features which intersects with that point. Plus I was wondering how can I check what type of object it is ...
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ArcObjects : How to identify ITool.OnMouseUp method execution

In ArcMap, I have a tool that inherits BaseCommand. The tool enables the user to draw a graphic on the screen. I activated this tool (set as current tool) from a Windows UserForm by getting its ...
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Common variable naming convention in ArcObjects

Not sure if this is really that important, but I'm wondering if there is a list of "common variable names" for different ArcMap objects... for instance, sometimes you see: IMxDocument mxdoc = ...
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How to detect densely labelled areas?

I'm trying to detect densely labelled areas for a given scale like explained below. so dense labelled area is the area having high rate of overlapping labels. I'd like to detect densely labelled ...
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Getting Annotation Text Geometry as Polygon Using Arcobjects

How can i get the rectangle boundary of an annotation object using ArcObjects? Once we select an object on the map, there is a boundary as shown in the first picture. Also is there an option to get ...
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ArcServer 10.1 - Publishing C# Executable as a Geoprocessing Service

I am trying to publish an arcobjects C# executable as a gpservice. We did this in 10.0 by adding it to a toolbox and hitting publish. Using ArcCatalog in 10.1 you must first run the script before you ...