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Changing value field when applying symbology from layer using Python Add-in?

I have a python addin button that creates a layer file from a polygon feature class in ArcMap. I want to take that layer file and, with user input from a combobox, apply it back to the feature class ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Custom Toolbar issue with addin wizard

I am having some issues. In ArcGIS, I created a custom toolbar (with the python addin wizard) to do the following: 1. Button to connect to feature class, 2-5. A series of comboboxes to view, edit data ...
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How does the deactivate function of an ArcGIS Python Add-in Tool work?

I have not been able to figure out how the deactivate function of a Python Add-in Tool works in ArcGIS. The help page that mentions the function, and that it 'causes the tool to no longer be the ...
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How to start an ArcMap editing session without displaying the Editor toolbar

I'm developing a toolbar with some geoprocessing routines and digitizing functionality. On this toolbar I have implemented a "start edit" button. I want to start an edit session by clicking that ...
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Scratch workspace for ArcGIS Desktop: file name conflict for multiple users

I have installed ArcGIS Desktop on a server (it is not ArcGIS Server installation) where I want to give access to users to use toolbar (developed using Python-Addins) that I have developed. All ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 with MatPlotLib Non-Blocking Plot

ArcGIS 10.2 ships with MatPlotLib 1.1.1 installed. I am trying to display a non-blocking plot window. Trials: Launch an interactive plot in a Tk window from a toolbox. This causes the plot to ...
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ArcPy Clip Data Frame To Geometry

I have made an ArcPy add-in that assists a user by adding layers from a nominated fGDB to their map based on a nominated extent. I wish to add a button that changes the data frame properties to clip ...
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Opening PDF generated by Python AddIn using Report (*.rlf) file automatcally?

As a test I have: Authored a test.mxd with one layer called Localities in a single data frame called Layers Authored a test.rlf using View | Reports > Create Report of ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop ...
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Python add-in won't buffer from output layer

I have a simple add-in script for Arcmap 10.1 to create a toolbar, select a layer from a drop down list of the current layers in the project, buffer that layer four-miles, then use the resulting ...
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Can ArcPy fill forms in Add-in interface?

I'm trying to build an ArcPy tool, which will ask the user to input some information (ID, Name, Address, Zip, etc.) first. My add-in interface is shown below, and hope to implement that once the user ...
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Add points to shapefile and display over map interactively using Python Add-Ins

I want to add points to a shapefile interactively using pythonaddins and display them over map. Points are added to shapefile but not to display. Please suggest how to fix this discrepancy. class ...
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How to display information when a certain dataset is loaded into QGIS?

I need to show the quality information of a dataset that was manually created by me, that is saved as a text file. The text file will "pop up" when the dataset is added into QGIS. I have no experience ...
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Synchronize Google Earth to ArcMap and vice versa

I found this old script that worked okay in 9.3, but since I've upgraded to 10.1 the VB code can't work. It basically allows you to quickly pan in Google Earth to find a feature, then you click on a ...
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Disable customized context menu for some cases using python

I create a python add-in tool to add new item to the context menu, but I want the new item enabled only when user right click on map when within a buffer of polyline feature. I haven't figure out how ...
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How to store Python Add-In menu customization/configuration in *.esriaddin file?

There is a gap in my understanding of Python Add-Ins. When I create a Python Add-In it is easy to see where buttons, tools and extensions are implemented as Classes in the *_addin.py script of the ...
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What does [missing] on ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop Python addin mean? [duplicate]

I need to load all layer names into a combo box. I did the same using esri site. But the tool is showing [missing].
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wxpython frame run from ArcMap loses focus almost immediately after it's shown

I'm trying to prepare a Python add-in using "Python Add-In Wizard". I want my add-in to perform some geoprocessing but first it should take data from a user and there's already a problem. I'm ...
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Get XY in different projection without changing data frame using python addin [duplicate]

I been searching for a way to use this http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/49273-getting-xy-from-mouse-click-using-python tool but print the XY in different coordinate system like WGS 1984 (decimal ...
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Can't Clear Combobox - Arcpy Addin

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2.1 and have written an Arcpy addin with multiple comboboxes and an "Unselect" button. The comboboxes run queries on the data and the button clears the selections. I need the ...
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ArcPy / ArcMap 10.2: How to report data to user?

I'm developing an arcpy addin with ArcMap 10.2 that outputs a feature layer based on user input. How can I display attributes from this layer in a MessageBox or other reporting mechanism? I don't ...
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How to select a feature and get its fields by mouse click using Python Addin in ArcGIS?

I'm building a python addin tool in arcgis and I would like to click a feature, say a polygon on the map, and get the polygon's attributes,i.e. ID=3,NAME = "CITY3"...It's similar as the arcmap tool ...
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A tool as part of a dialog box

I have a button created using Python Add-Ins which pops up a dialog box which is built using wxpython. I am wondering if I can place a tool (Select Layer by Location) within that dialog box to get ...
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Waiting for a python script tool to complete while using pythonaddin button

I have created a pythonaddin toolbar, with a button that executes a python script tool. This tool is in an ArcToolbox which has been stored in the Install folder of the addin. It executes and runs ...
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Using custom shortcut keys in ArcGIS while table of attributes is active window

I have a custom button which is made using python add-in. I add this button in arcgis desktop and assign a new short-cut key for this button. The problem is this button should be used while table of ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Python AddIn Using Multiprocessing crashes ArcMap?

I would like to run a multiprocessing task from a python add-in tool. My issue is that the process keeps failing. Basically crashes ArcMap. Here is my basic code: def function(startOID, endOID, ...
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ArcPy - Add Layer from Cursor Selection

I am trying to add layers from the fields of a reference layer using select by location and a cursor. Also, want to prompt the user with a message box asking if they want to add the selected by ...
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How to integrate eclipse (PyDev) with Python Add-In development (ArcGIS 10.1)?

In ArcGIS 10.1, Python Add-Ins make various buttons, toolbars, extensions, etc, available to those already familiar with Python and OO in general. I am in the process of developing a Python Add-In and ...
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How to Select polygon feature in ArcMap and pass Selection into Python Addin?

I have a script that uses a arcpy's 'SelectByAttribute' syntax to choose a record in a polygon feature class. Following that, I do a 'SelectbyLocation' to select points from a feature class that lie ...
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Python Add in: Pass Selection from Combo Box into Definition Query

I am trying to pass the users selection into a definition query in an addin combo box python script. Basically, I have a feature class with a field called "SITE". I build a python list from that ...
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Select and copy features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toobar to select features from an existing feature class and copy them across to another feature class. I need two tools, one for a point and one for a rectangle. ...
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How to buffer a point in a Python Add-In by ArcMap's selection tolerance?

In this answer to another Python add-in question I suggested supplying a search_distance to the SelectLayerByLocation function in order to allow points and lines to be selected by an intersecting ...
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Clip data and add layer to second dataframe using python Add-In

I want to clip a layer from data frame 1 and add it to the data frame 2 using the following script. But instead it just add all grids to current data frame 1 and don't update data frame 2. Please ...
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Refresh combo box in add-in

I've got an add-in with a combo box and want to refresh the list in the combo box after an event in one of the other tools in the same add-in toolbar. Can I call the combo box somehow to refresh it ...
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Python Addin Toolbar only works once

I am writing Python Addins for ArcGIS. I call a Python Toolbox, the Addin tool only works once in ArcCatalog when picked. If you pick it again nothing happens. import arcpy import pythonaddins import ...
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Calculate Field using Esri Python Addin

I am trying to select a polygon then it must automatically change (calculate) the status to "C". The tool seems to work in the background but nothing actually happens (the status is not updated). I ...
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How to get an attribute of the selected feature and pass it into a URL?

As a total Novice with Python, I thought 2 weeks would be enough time to learn how to build some tools for our GIS... I was wrong and I'm running up on a deadline. I am attempting to get a value ...
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How do I create a polygon with an ArcGIS 10.1 python addin

I'm looking for some code samples, or help with code to get me started. I've built a python addin menu which I would like to use to create polygon features in a specific layer in my edit session. ...
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Is it possible to store a default symbology layer in an arcpy add-in?

Since arcpy is limited in how symbology can be manipulated, I was curious to know if a symbology layer can be stored in an arcpy add-in. Does anyone know if it is possible to store a .lyr file, or ...
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Creat point and update featuers spatial join

I have the following code that is in a tool. The tool creates a point on click, then auto sequential populates the "AddressID" field and also populates X_Coord, , Y_Coord. This part of the tool works ...
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Arcpy Pythonaddins Equivalent of arcpy.GetParameterAsText

I've build a neat little search arcpy script. The user opens any mxd, zooms to a location, chooses a corporate fGDB, and runs the tool. The user gets a list of all the populated feature class that ...
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Code to open web browser crashes ArcMap when run from a Python add-in

I created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open a webpage after the map is clicked. It opens the page but then ArcGIS crashes. import arcpy import pythonaddins import webbrowser class ...
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ArcGIS Python Add in: Pass Entry from Combo Box (in Toolbar) to mdb [duplicate]

How do you update the python addin wizard code to write directly into access or pgdb? I have a combo box and need to have my users enter data into the combobox to write into the database. Can someone ...
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How to do “random” distribution of certain classes to certain amount of polygons with respect to spatial constraints

I have a polygon layer. Now, I would like to assign/allocate/classify these Polygon into 13 different classes respecting spatial constraint, in my case: neighboring polygons (sharing line or nodes) ...
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How to create button that calculates acres on selected polygon features?

I'm looking to create a simple button that calculates acres on selected polygons and can't quite find what I'm looking for. I read through this thread: automating a python script..., but found it ...
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How to edit Python Add-In and get all changes to work?

I have created an Add-In using Python. However, when I edit the Python script for that Add-In and re-create the '.esriaddin' file, I don't get updated results when using that Add-In. Do I need to ...
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accessing the output of a python script tool dialog ArcGIS 10.1

Hi I have a a fairly simple script tool dialog which has been setup to get 6 parameters from the user and return them as the tool output as a list. the aims is that the out put would then be used ...
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building a progress dialog with pythonaddins in ArcMap

As a component of my add-in, I compute a bunch of summary statistics when the user clicks a button. This can take a while to process and it can appear as though the program has stopped responding. I ...
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How to get the editor's current layer in ArcPy?

In ArcObjects, it is possible to retrieve the currently selected editable layer using IEditor3.CurrentTemplate.Layer, or IEditLayers.CurrentLayer. Is it possible to do the same thing in ArcPy? In ...
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Python objects in my ArcMap addIn aren't instantiated

I've got a weird problem. My addin throws problems intermittently where it doesn't recognize buttons or tools when I try to toggle the visibility in my code. It seems as though the objects aren't ...
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How to reference path to file that is in edit session from Python AddIn?

I am creating a Python addin button and I would like to reference the path to the layer that is currently in an edit session to the code in the addin button. This way users will be able to use the ...