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 elsewhere in the addin to create other files. I do not want this template file to be added to the map document.
When the addin is run, if the template file doesn't exist it gets created and automatically added into the currently active data frame. Is there something I can add to the scrip to prevent this from happening? Or is the neatest way to let the feature class be added to the data frame and then add a line to the script to remove it from the map document?
My code is currently as follows:
coordsys = arcpy.SpatialReference(27700) #Define the schema file for the output schemafile = defgdb + "/Template" #Check to see if the schema file exists, if it doesn't, create it. if arcpy.Exists(schemafile): pass else: arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(defgdb, "Template", "POINT", "", "", "", coordsys)
My current method for removing the layer from the map document (rather than preventing the layer from being added) is:
for layer in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "Template"): arcpy.mapping.RemoveLayer(df,layer)