Is it possible to call an ArcPy script from a Java/.Net addin in ArcGIS 10.0?

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Yes there are several ways to do this. I would recommend building a script tool and packaging it with your add-in. I have a sample project that does this listed in this answer: How can I programmatically get the path of "Python.exe" used by ArcMap

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I call python script from my .net addin. I do it in a very simple way. I call it as I run process from .net code. Have a look at my code snippet

void RunPython(string scriptPath, string arguments)
     Process myProcess = new Process();
            myProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
            myProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
            myProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "python";
            myProcess.StartInfo.Arguments = scriptPath + " " + arguments;
            myProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
            string result = myProcess.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd();

        catch (Exception e)
  • I do this myself to call a wxPython GUI from a .NET Add-In. Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 16:44

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