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I can change the numbers of columns in the legend using arcpy.adjustColumnCount(column_count).

However, in my particular case I would like to know how many colums there are in the legend in the beginning and save that information as a variable, then change the number of columns to a specific value for a map and last change the number of colums back to the value of my variable.

Is there a possibility to do this?

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It does not appear this python method exists. You may however use ArcObjects ILegendItem.Columns Property to access this information.

  • I always thought there would be a way that I once used. However, you might be right. Is there an easy way to implement an ArcObject method into a Python script w/o having any idea how ArcObjects works? – Alex Jan 8 '16 at 8:31
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    There are a number of Q/As on this site related to this topic, check out: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/80/… – artwork21 Jan 8 '16 at 12:58

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