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Is it possible to create add-ins with VS Express?

Last year, when version 10 was still beta, I contacted ESRI to recommend a migration path for VBA conversion. I was reassured that the free VS Express will be sufficient. Now in version 10 and with ...
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When to store geometries using SQL-server geometry datatypes or ArcSDE?

With the release of SQL Server 2008 Microsoft added geometry data types. So geometries can now in an ESRI enviroment be either be stored using SQL-Server datatypes or ArcSDE datatypes. A colleague ...
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How to let user only rearrange layers in a group layer?

We have a stand-alone application were we let the users add local shape and raster layers. We would like to add functionality so that the user can rearrange the added layers within a specific group ...
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How to prototype GIS workflows in Sketchflow?

I've started to use Microsoft Expression Blend and SketchFlow to visualize senarios in our line-of-business application prototypes. Right now I use the Sketch Style to do a Rectangle and write a text ...
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How to create images from symbol in ArcObjects?

I'm trying to create images from symbols so that I can create a custom symbol dialog. Found this sample code on the ESRI forums and it workes great on almost all symbols. I'm having problems with a ...
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How to filter Legend to show only visible features?

Is it possible to get the legend in a pagelayout to only show patches/swatches for features fall within the visible extent of the Map? The solution needs to work on FeatureLayers and ArcGIS Server ...
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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 to catch when scale is changed in ArcGIS?

We want to update a combobox so that it always shows the correct scale. If the user zooms-in, out or resizes the control hosting the map. What is the best event or events to catch and use in ArcGIS to ...
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How to catch when layers visibility change in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to regenerate a Legend in a Pagelayout whenever the layers visibility are changed in the TocControl. What is the best way to catch when a layer visibility is changed?
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How to convert GML to features in ArcObjects?

How to convert GML to features and features to GML i ArcObjects? We are building an application where we want to communicate with a service with GML but natively in our stand-alone application we ...
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How to hide map to print only the legend on a PageLayout?

If I'm printing a Pagelayout, is there any API for hiding the MapFrame or stop it from getting draw on the printout? I would like to only print the Legend on the paper.
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How do i popup a context menu with custom command items in a Select tool OnMouseDown (Right Click) with VB .Net?

This should be simple... I am converting VBA customization to VB .NET in VS 2008 Express Edition. In VBA i have a custom selection tool. Aside from just selecting features, when OnMouseDown receives ...
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Drawing selection custom selection box - ArcObjects

I have some code that I'm using to selecting features in a certain extent. I already rigged the tool properly, so it selected the objects as needed, but I want to draw interactively the selection box ...
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How can I debug a DLL (ArcGIS tool) with VS 2008 Express?

As per ESRI's recommendation I begun the process of converting my existing VBA customization into VB .Net Express edition. I was surprised o realize that debuggin a DLL is not an option in the express ...
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How to unit test ArcObjects with Mocking

I'm a huge fan of unit testing, but still make use of a FGDB to grab features for running unit tests against when using the ArcObjects framework. Is anyone successfully using mocking against thinks ...
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Disadvantages to ESRI Plug-In Data Sources

I wanted to know what disadvantages ESRI plug-in data sources have when compared to custom layers. I am looking to implement a fairly large (in terms of average dataset size) read-only custom type ...