I need to programmatically generate annotations for features. I don't need the actual annotation feature, just the text placement, size, angle, etc. properties that are generated. Those attributes are going to be stored in a different file format. Is there a way to generate anno on the fly in ArcObjects to get at these properties?

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I's all in the help file. Search the help for the following topic "Creating annotation and dimension feature classes". It describes the code you need for creating annotations using ArcObjects.

  • I ended up achieving this with the LabelPoint property on the features in my cursor. I borrowed a simple algorithm from a script someone at my company wrote a while ago to calculate the angle, and luckily the size is static so that was easy.
    – lintmouse
    Oct 3, 2013 at 21:55

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