Currently in Config.esriaddinx I have

<Button id="my_UniqueID" class="MyWrapperClass" caption="My Caption"
         image="Images\My_Image.png" ...> </Button>

and then I implement MyWrapperClass with:

protected override void OnClick()
    UID uid = new UIDClass();
    uid.Value = "esriArcMapUI.GraphicsToFeaturesCommand";

    ICommandItem cmd = ArcMap.Application.Document.CommandBars.Find(uid);
    if (cmd != null)

I'd like to just have the following in Config.esriaddinx

<Button id="esriArcMapUI.GraphicsToFeaturesCommand" />

and have the built-in command object do all the work for me.

Is this possible?


Yes it is possible to reference a built-in command (button) on a custom menu/toolbar (What I really need to do). It is not possible to redefine a built-in command (What I was trying to do).

One can reference a built-in command on a custom menu/toolbar like this.

    <Menu id="my_id" caption="Cool_tools">
        <Button refID="my_custom_button" />
        <Button refID="esriArcMapUI.GraphicsToFeaturesCommand" />

And similarly for a tool on a toolbar.

  • 1
    Still, this is very useful and good to know. +1
    – Petr Krebs
    Dec 13 '10 at 22:45

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