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ArcMap Python addin requires stylesheet and showCommandWindow variables

I have built a tooolbox and associated addin for ArcMap. When I open the toolbar I have created in ArcMap everything looks OK until I click on the tool button. First I get a pop-up message saying ...
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Assertion Error, Trying to add .tif to group layer

So I am trying to add a layer to a group, but running into problems most likely because of the file is a .tif. I have tried quite a few different iterations of this and looked at a few solutions but ...
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Prevent newly created feature class being automatically added by ArcPy (Python AddIn) to Map Document?

I have a python addin, which as part of its function checks to see if a template point feature class exists on the user's machine. If it doesn't, it creates this file. This template file is used ...
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Python Add-in- Message Box to display area of selected polygons

I am looking to create a Python AddIn which calculates the area of selected polygons. I would like to be able to select the features, click a button on the toolbar, and a Message box displays the sum ...
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How I can do event with two clicks using python add-in wizard?

How I can do event with two clicks using python add-in wizard, I have found a way to do event with one click by adding a New Tool in the wizard, but I need "first click To copy the attributes from ...
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Cleaning up duplicating Python Add-in buttons in ArcMap

I have developed an extensive toolbar with ~30 buttons, tools, combo boxes, etc created using the Python Add-in Wizard and ArcGIS 10.2.2. Something about my development process is causing the ...
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Select and copy attributes features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool?

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toolbar to select features from an existing feature class and copy attributes to another feature class,from point to point. TopoHeight_Field_Name='Comment' def ...
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Copying XY to clipboard using Python Add-In (ArcMap)

I am trying to create a simple tool to copy XY from where i click the mouse button. What i have done already is: create add-in files using Python Add-In Wizard create toolbar and tool inside it in ...
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ArcGIS Python Add-In: Enable snapping for OnLine method?

I am working on a Python Add-In using ArcGIS 10.2.2 where the user can draw lines and the Add-In will add dimension annotation showing length for each segment of the line that is drawn. I can get ...
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User accounts set up and publishing Add-In through ArcGIS Server 10.1

I have installed ArcGIS Server 10.1. My objective is to provide secure access to users and lead them to a web page where they can click on ArcMap icon and use a python Add-In developed in 10.1 ...
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add-in to open automatically "data frame properties

How can created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open automatically data frame properties And change the background color of another?
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Can't Remove a Menu in Python Add-in

I have a Python add-in with a good amount of buttons and menus. I'm trying to remove a menu using the addin_assistant, but the menu isn't being removed from config.xml. I've tried removing the add-in ...
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Using Python Add-In to delete/remove ArcMap layers that are turned off?

I have made a python addin button which removes layers that are turned off in an MXD. The strange thing is that I get different results depending on whether I run the python commands in the python ...
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Making 'persistent' ArcMap tool without creating Python add-in?

I want to make an addon that, while editing in ArcMap, will track where I pan and move the viewport. I have the pieces together, but I don't like debugging with the Python Add-In wizard, because I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reload Table Cache with Python & ArcGIS 10.1 [duplicate]

I am trying to create a button in arcmap that reloads the table cache. Exactly, like the existing button Table Options > Reload Cache. The button is inside when you open an attribute table. I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Python add-in user input not working ArcGIS 10.1

I made an add-in in python and it works fine on my machine, but on other machines it spits out an error, sometimes for Tkinter widget and when I use Tkfiledialog using a separate file, it spits out ...
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Automating a Python expression to calculate acres

I'm not new to GIS but very, very new to using Python and using scripts. I successfully use a Python expression !shape.area@acres! to update a field with acres in a feature class. What my users ...
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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 ...